Buy back is in 4 weeks and the water pump starts leaking like crazy HELP

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  1. B7tdaye

    B7tdaye Member

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    And temp solution to keep the car goin other than putting water every 10 miles?


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    You can try stop leak but these tend to gum up the system. The car is getting junked so might as well. Also, water will cause it to overheat, use 50/50 coolant. NOT green prestone type since it is not compatible and may foam, causing a problem that will not last until buyback.
     
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    I've been using 50/50. But at $14 a Gallon, not sure $30 at min a day is the most economical solution "might as well get a rental"
    I read that stop leak won't work with Turbo cars.
    I'll try the water and maybe if I have to I'll do an 80/20 mix or something.

    I just spent $150 last week on a new battery smh.


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    Your turbo is oil cooled only. I believe the radiator and intercooler coolant are also on different circuits.

    If your turbo was water cooled that would be a big no-no.
     
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    VW covered the water pump under warranty. And they did the timing chain as well. So it's a Nguyen


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    P.s the reason I gave up and went to the dealer finally is that I got a CEL and turned out the AdBlue heating element went out. Luckily I've never seen temp below 15 here in TX which when this would come in play.

    So that's 3 things the went wrong with the car in the span of 10 days!!! WTS?!


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    Precisely why I'm getting rid of mine. I had the same crap go wrong on mine and on a car with less than 60,000 miles. Unacceptable.
     
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