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Well only 2 days after replacing the tie rods the car started overheating this morning. Unfortunately it seems like it might be the water pump. Here are the symptoms: As I sit and idle with the heat on full blast the car cools to normal temp marking on dial. As I accelerate and go about 30mph, it the gauge raises. It did this all the way to the indie shop. I would get about 3-4 miles in adn then stop and let it cool down. Took me almost 1 1/2 hour to get to the shop that is usually about 20mins away. Beats a two though. <p>How hard is the water pump on these cars? I hope it is not that; I will update when I get the phone call from the shop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Overheating (gs1397)

Hmm, I'd say that it could be the thermostat...they have been known to break in less than ideal positions.<p>I would have the thermostat checked first and then if it is bad...look towards the water pump.<p>Good luck!<br>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 

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thanks prospero<p>The indie shop working on it is good ( I hope anyway). They know the car and have done work before. I hope it is the tstat and not the waterpump. Also, how long does a tranny usually last in those models?
 

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I had well over 280k miles on a modified and beaten 850 T5...and as far as I know...it is still running today.<p>Cheers and good luck!<br>Prospero
 

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Got a call from the shop this evening and it look like it is the tstat! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Whew; I was hoping it was that over the water pump. Well that's about $500 in repairs in less than a week. I hope I am not starting a trend.
 

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That's good news. Glad it all worked out for ya!<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 
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