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    Thread: Coolant reservoir changed, now not sure is it ok!?

    1. Junior Member stralis's Avatar
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      Apr 2nd, 2010
      Bosnia & Hercegovina
      1998 VW Mk3 Jetta 2.0 Wolfsburg
      08-09-2012 11:23 AM #1
      Changed my coolant reservoir today and now im not sure is this ok...
      If engine is running coolant level doesent raise with cap on or off, stays at the same level.
      If I turn engine off, coolant starts raising till it starts overflowing if the cap is off,after putting cap on I can hear coolant flowing thru that thin hose from engine to coolant reservoir
      In both cases engine is at normal working temperature.
      Is this how its supposed to be or not?

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      Mar 6th, 2002
      Morris Plains, NJ
      1998 GTI 2.0T
      08-09-2012 05:48 PM #2
      It's possible your system is airbound. There's probably trapped air trying to get out, hence forcing the coolant out.
      2012 Corolla
      1998 GTI 2.0T

      World Automotive
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