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Failed Thermostat Housing/Coolant Loss Info Gathering

ReadTheBook

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Ride
2017 GTI Sport DSG
I wrench at night when people are asleep. No distractions. Also, you should be used to the lack of sleep with a 3 year old ;)
Hahah he actually sleeps pretty well and always has. Extremely fortunate in that regard, though we have been battling some pretty high fevers/sicknesses that have been coming and going since October. Kids are germ bags.
 

avenali312

Go Kart Champion
Location
Smyrna, GA
Ride
2015 VW GTI
Yeah I'll check with some of the local FB group guys who do side work. I don't think I could do it myself.
Contact the good doctor when you need to. He's been booked up pretty consistently, so there is a wait time at this point haha.

Edit: If you don't know who that is, just search the ATL MK7 group and you'll find him, or PM me.
 

ReadTheBook

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Ride
2017 GTI Sport DSG
It doesn't get better for at least a few more years. Snot-nosed little turds. 😂
Yeah for real. I've heard. He popped a 103.4º fever last night at 11:30 out of absolutely nowhere and with no other symptoms whatsoever, he was his normal self until we put him to sleep at 8, and now has been running a low grade fever all day, still without any other symptoms.

They're almost as much a mystery as our coolant loss...
 

AtlantaDad

Go Kart Champion
Location
Cumming, GA
Contact the good doctor when you need to. He's been booked up pretty consistently, so there is a wait time at this point haha.

Edit: If you don't know who that is, just search the ATL MK7 group and you'll find him, or PM me.
That's who I was thinking of. 👍 Quite the drive from Cumming, but probably worth it. Car is going in to Eurofed for DSG service on Monday and they'll do an inspection...so I'll know for sure what's up. 🤞
 

amsr

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Michigan
So my car was at "MAX" when they returned it to me with the new thermostat in July. Seemed to hold the level they filled it to at least initially. Its now halfway down to "MIN". Its been basically sitting since November, having been driven maybe 3 times. (I stopped driving for a couple months due to a sports injury). Is it possible for this to recur even without the car being driven? Or is it just lower because its winter? Seems like the level (parked/cold) should always be the same, right?
 

avenali312

Go Kart Champion
Location
Smyrna, GA
Ride
2015 VW GTI
So my car was at "MAX" when they returned it to me with the new thermostat in July. Seemed to hold the level they filled it to at least initially. Its now halfway down to "MIN". Its been basically sitting since November, having been driven maybe 3 times. (I stopped driving for a couple months due to a sports injury). Is it possible for this to recur even without the car being driven? Or is it just lower because its winter? Seems like the level (parked/cold) should always be the same, right?
Similar experience here, though I daily my car (well mostly, my wife and I split commuting responsibilities, so it's driven every other day). New water pumps and thermostat in September, level has dropped from Max to a little above Min since then.

My body paneling is dirty inside the engine bay, so I need to clean it to watch for the cap blowoff residue like @stuntnuts has referred to earlier in the thread.

I also need to get under the car to see if there's a drip trail like before. I never did confirm if the dealer cleaned up the drip trail from the first failure. I hope they did haha.
 
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