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Make sure there are no leaks. A pressure tester can help you do this. Or you can keep running it and monitor usage by noticing if the level drops after multiple uses. But with engine temps varying like they are I would do a pressure test and confirm it isn't a head gasket problem or air getting into the system. If it passes a pressure test, the most likely ...


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Maybe. For a while. Perhaps. If the plug loosens or falls out, the engine may be damaged, you won't have a drain plug or coolant, and the car will be immobile. Solution: get a big plastic tub. Drain coolant into the tub. Remove drain plug, add washer, reinstall plug. Refill cooling system using the coolant you just drained. Bleed the cooling system.


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The upper heater hose has a T and there is a restrictor in it. Its plastic. Drill it out to 1/4" and that should help get rid of the air lock in the heater core.


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Regular ethylene glycol was the antifreeze used then as now. The corrosion inhibitors , and other additives have changed and vary from brand to brand , but basically the same stuff. In '53 there were a few still using methanol/alcohol , but it was a high risk of fire. Modern corrosion inhibitors focus on aluminum but should work on your copper and brass ...


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Ethylene Glycol ... you know ... the green stuff? Prestone. Peak. Walmart brand. Generic from Princess Auto. It will all work just fine.


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First, it appears to me there's shmoo all around the neck. Remember, water only runs downhill. If you're not seeing it spray when it's hot, then there's just about no way for it to be coming out from where you're pointing at. Secondly, look to the easy fix first. You can at least discount it. The cap is by far going to go bad before the radiator itself. You ...


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Judging by the similarity to my Octavia's intake system (which is also a TSI engine) it is a simple cover that redirects intake air flow from the open parts around the bottom of the housing back down through the round opening in the centre and though the pipe into the the air cleaner. Mine comes via a pipe off of the the left hand side of the missing cover ...


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