being the great mechanic that I am, I overtightened and stripped the thread on the block. anyone have any suggestions?
just did this this weekend, your instructions made it easy, thanks bro
oh yeah and i think ive got everyone beat $32 from the stealership, but at least they didnt charge me for the oring
Modified by makeluvtomyvw at 10:10 PM 3-28-2010
i replaced 2 coolant flanges and i also got new o rings and used the high temp gasket sealer and i still have pink putty building around there....and now i have a serious leak but i have no idea where it is...no g12 on ground and im filling up 1L of g12 every 3 days
Helping my son do this job on his 2004 GLI. The bottom stud mounting for the coolant flange is also holding a bundle of aluminum fuel lines. The bracket holding the fuel lines needs to come off that stud before the flange can come off. Is it safe to push the lines that far (about 3/4 inch) without causing trouble, or do I need to back the stud out, or am I missing some trick? Any suggestions, would be much appreciated.
BTW, this is an excellent DIY post. Thanks for doing it.
I'm assuming you mean what you would clean the gasket area with? I would use some carb cleaner on a rag to remove any dirt etc. It should be pretty clean already, but you always want to make sure the mating surface is really clean.
To clean up the oozing and crusty G12, I use a 50/50 mix of simple green and water, after everything is repaired and leak free. I actually use this on my entire motor and engine bay.
i tryed autozone and they dont have it and dont even know what im talking about. is there some where i can order it? or is there a different name for it? alls i know is people at auto zone are ****ing retared and i dont know how they got jobs there
If you want to order online. GermanAutoParts.com , ECSTuning.com, Or my personal favorite due to the cheaper prices, brand of part disclosure and free shipping on orders over $50 .. AutoHausAZ.com.
If you want to pick it up locally, I would go to a local VAG shop that also sells parts. Or the VW dealer.
My local NAPA carries Pentosin G12. They could also most likely order G12+ or G12++ if you prefer those. I just recently did a complete coolant system overhaul this last week and went with G12++.
This may or may not have been mentioned, but i wouldnt put any type of gasket sealant in my coolant system.
Volkswagens love REAL Volkswagen parts.
ECS - Meyle coolant flange
ECS - 1 gallon of Pentosin G12
To be exact and point out the flaw in your statement - no sealant is going IN the cooling system, just on the rubber seal that will contact the head material.
I have heard statements like this before, and I would like to hear some concrete facts as to why any type of sealant would be "bad". If you make a contradictory statement, be prepared to back it up. I'm not talking opinion, but FACT.
I also would like to state that this car is still running, coolant flange leak free.
Hi hope someone can help with mine 2001 jetta 1.8 turbo i change the coolant flange but when i took out the screws for it they were like a four point head not a flange head bolt how do you get them tight so it does not leak . I try the way i took them out use a four point screw driver but leak bad. i did go get 10 mm flange head bolts so i can use a torque i think 5 to 7 lbs. thanks if someone can help
So do any of you know the difference between these two parts? The part that I took off of my car (Audi TT quattro 2000) is 1j0 919 506 E, which was under the battery, but I can't find anywhere online that has that item number...the only one I keep on running into is the one ending in K. Are they the same thing? Please help...I am knew at diy on my car, but determined, since I don't want to get robbed my the dealer.
Looks like a model year split - E is a 10 pin module and K is a 14 pin module, so they are different. Get the E version, ECS sells it:
What I found:
Clip - http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Sensor/ES3055/
Sensor O-ring - http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...nges/ES264172/
Thanks for the reply - didn't mean to come off like a q q whiny baby, was just thrown off by ECS saying "...O-Ring that is on most clip-in cooling sensors/senders..." rather than "this totally fits the temp sender in your Mk4".
at any rate, the part is on the way and I appreciate your confirmation of the correct part number!
No problem, I wasn't trying to be a dick, although I think I did a pretty good job at it
That sensor clip and o-ring fits a lot of different models and gens of VW and Audi and you should be good with it. ECS could be a little more specific on what part fits, for sure.
Glad the DIY helped, and good luck with your work
Did this repair yesterday after a month plus of leaking and topping off with water. Since the temp dropped to 8* tonight glad I got all that water out the radiator and everything locked back up.
My only suggestion and maybe it was just my bad luck, but I would say spend the extra $.69 and pick up a new coolant sensor clip. Mine snapped as I put it back on.
Thanks so much for this DIY! I've been systematically replacing hoses since one burst, and I think I might have inadvertently cracked the seal on the flange when I was replacing the top heater hose while trying to wrestle it off the flange.
Your instructions were really clear and easy to follow. I don't do a ton of my own work, but was able to knock this one out no problem.
I wasn't able to walk away after 2 hours...I spent the bulk of the day doing it, but I was also doing a lot of clean up along the way, and I swapped out a few more hoses while I was there (bottom heater, and the pair of oil cooler hoses).
Thanks again for the great DIY!
Did this myself a little over a week ago. It's the most involved DIY I have done so far. I typically stick with brake and oil changes with no problem. I made sure to put twist ties on hoses that I disconnected as a visual reminder. I have pictures of the crack that was causing the leak and where I finished off the smaller hose inlet on the bottom of the flange. Whole thing was looking fragile.
No more adding distilled water every 3 or so days!
Thanks for the informative thread!
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Special thanks to MikeWire and all of the contributors for helping me do this repair yesterday. It's obviously an infamous problem, and many more will need help to the future. I did a Youtube video of this repair, for the benefit of those to come. In the video description I included a link back to this thread as well.