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Postby VDUBamature on Jul Mon 18, 2011 11:06 pm

What up?? Just chekin in for the first time! Im the proud owner of a 1994 VW Passat GLX VR6, and from what ive heard it has the typical problems in this year and make. Door handles, sun roof, stupid automatic tranny which i just replaced. I have many questions first of which is why does it seem to run so hot??? I reeplaced the thermostat, thermal fan switch, and took the air conditioning condenser out of the way but only helped a few degrees. I know one of the things i need is the half grill and air dam, since mine is not in too good of shape. Id like to do all the basic mods but i want to get this heating problem fixed first. From what i have read so far it seems that you fellas, and ladies im assuming know your stuff when it comes to these cars. I myself am fairly mechanically inclined and can do most of this work with a little guideance. Thanks for the feedback!!!
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Postby Roadhog on Jul Mon 18, 2011 11:23 pm

how hot is hot? It's normal for a vr6 to run around 230F.
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Postby Mikewire on Jul Mon 18, 2011 11:27 pm

Welcome! Nice to have one more VR owner here, and a Passat too. Where are you located?

So, about running hot, does the temp gauge go above 190 degrees or does it just "feel" hot?

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Postby YASHA7FOLD on Jul Tue 19, 2011 9:54 am

Welcome aboard. I would give some insight but I haven't had any experience with the VR yet. The guys know what they are doing so they should be able to help you with out. :thumbsup:
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Postby padroB5 on Jul Tue 19, 2011 10:36 pm

HEYYYYYYYY welcome to the site glad to see you here!!!. he has a sexy look B4 VR!!!!
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Postby VDUBamature on Jul Tue 19, 2011 11:05 pm

Roadhog wrote:how hot is hot? It's normal for a vr6 to run around 230F.

Well 220- 230 but you caan tell the performance lags when it gets that hot. And i have pushed water out a couple times before i pulled the Air Cond condenser out and changed the thermostat, thermal fan switch, and temp send unit. Id really like to run cooler. Any suggestions?
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Postby Roadhog on Jul Tue 19, 2011 11:08 pm

you might need a new coolant expansion tank cap if it is pushing water out. But really, 220-230 is normal for a vr6.
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Postby padroB5 on Jul Tue 19, 2011 11:10 pm

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Postby VDUBamature on Jul Tue 19, 2011 11:30 pm

MikeWire wrote:Welcome! Nice to have one more VR owner here, and a Passat too. Where are you located?

So, about running hot, does the temp gauge go above 190 degrees or does it just "feel" hot?

Way above 190. And im in Not so Great Falls...
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Postby VDUBamature on Jul Tue 19, 2011 11:33 pm

Roadhog wrote:you might need a new coolant expansion tank cap if it is pushing water out. But really, 220-230 is normal for a vr6.

Thats new too! It only does it if im really hard on it.
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