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bio website thomas-macdonald.com
location Vienna, Austria
age 29
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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.


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awarded  Commentator
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awarded  Scholar
Aug
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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.
Aug
23
accepted Electrical issues: where are the grounds on a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Aug
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answered Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Aug
22
revised Electrical issues: where are the grounds on a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Update with new symptom
Aug
22
comment Electrical issues: where are the grounds on a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
That was my first thought also, so I checked and remade both grounds on the rear light clusters. This didn't solve the problem though.
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
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asked Electrical issues: where are the grounds on a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Update with some more information.
Aug
15
comment Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Thermostat was in perfect condition, so I put it back.
Aug
15
comment Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Ok we found the problem. There was a piece of instant gasket (from the water pump replacement last year) in the circuit. This was leading to pressure coming back up into the reservoir and pushing water out of the pressure release valve, which is why I was losing water. Also the radiator may have been a bit blocked but we flushed it backwards and that seems to have got rid of the problem.
Aug
13
comment Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
I am taking it out at the moment. We shall see!
Aug
13
comment Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
No smoke from the tailpipe, and the heater works sometimes. The radiator hoses are not under undue pressure.
Aug
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awarded  Student
Aug
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asked Strange cooling circuit problems in a 1997 vw golf mk3 tdi
Mar
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awarded  Supporter
Mar
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comment Proper Jack Location
I always use a block of wood beside the jack in case it fails.