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Maybe your water pump failed? Causing your coolant to boil inside the block destroying seals and gaskets allowing water and oil to invade where they shouldn't, further boiling/burning into smoke and eventually stalling the engine. First thing you want to do is investigate what caused your cooling system to fail and also identify where your fluids went. Was ...
If you drove the car with the engine that hot, you almost certainly did serious damage to the engine. Smoke would seem to support this theory. It's a bit odd that the temperature light was on as soon as you started the vehicle though. Had it been running just prior to the last start, or sitting cold? At this point, I'd say you're looking to figure out what ...
I have heard that bounce dryer sheets will keep away mice and other rodents. Driving the car should definitely scare them off and the dryer sheets should prevent them from coming back and also make the car smell nice. One thing to note however the insurance companies where I live consider mice/rodent infestations of vehicles to be a biohazard. If you ...
If you live in a wooded area there is little you can do as far as a permanent(non lethal) solution. The problem seem more likely if the vehicle is driven infrequently. I have heard that some rodents have a dislike for the smell of cedar. You can purchase cedar wood blocks for moth protection in most department stores. I would place a few in stategic places ...
Driving the car should get rid of them. If you're worried about the mess they leave behind I guess you can take the battery out and hose everything down or something. If you want them to stop coming back when leaving the car alone for a long time I heard that putting a shop light under the engine compartment might help.
Swivels, extensions, shallow sockets, and a ratchet. Depending on what is blocking access you may have to remove/unbolt something else or lift the engine slightly to gain access. In this video he had to remove the belt from his AC compressor and move it slightly. Not sure what year of Jetta in the video though.
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