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I am a Operations Research and software engineer. I did my MSc in Nantes, France, my internship in Vienna, Austria, and come from London, UK.

I am freelancing in Vienna. Feel free to contact me! I do anything interesting that's solvable in software, but also websites.


Oct
28
accepted Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp
Oct
28
answered Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp
Sep
26
accepted Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Sep
26
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
I have been thinking about this, and point 3 might be explained by the cooling system being underpressured when it has cooled down, having released water when overheating. In which case, this could well be the right answer.
Sep
26
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Not really. I sold the car a couple of months ago, so doubtless I never will. It sometimes bothers me.
Aug
28
revised Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp
added 217 characters in body
Aug
28
comment Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp
Sorry I was not clear. It has a vacuum line going out from it too which is not connected at the other end, so it is just like the N75, only the N75 is on the other side of the engine bay and connected to the turbo.
Aug
26
revised Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp
Added some pics, updated title to be more descriptive.
Aug
26
asked Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp
Jun
19
revised Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
added details
Jun
19
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
The water pump is 2 years old.
Jun
18
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
I don't think this is entirely right. Althoughi agree that the points 1 and 2 correspond to turbo usage, there is simply no evidence of any overheating. Also, this being VW, the reservoir cap is rated higher than needed as they also use it on bigger (or hotter) engines. So there would need to be a lot of heat to push up the cap, and my thermo says otherwise.
Jun
18
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
@JuannStrauss: What do you mean by nipples? The coolant reservoir is new, as is it's cap.
Jun
18
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Sorry, was in a meeting. I am talking about the coolant reservoir cap, not the radiator cap!
Jun
18
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Well i considered both those possibilities but although there is a coolant/oil heat exchanger, the engine temp indicator (known to be working) is not showing any rise. I have to idle the car for 15 minutes to get the temperature above 90 and the radiator fan to turn on. And if it was a cylinder head gasket leak, that would have to get worse over time IMHO.
Jun
18
asked Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Aug
23
awarded  Commentator
Aug
23
awarded  Scholar
Aug
23
accepted Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Aug
23
comment Electrical issues: where are the grounds on a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Found it! The earth tab on the rear left light cluster connecter had burned almost through. I remade it by soldering a new wire to the earth connection inside and connecting it to the rest of the earth wire.