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Hey guys and girls ....
Just bought myself a lovely red van today, first one as a project in order to go sightseeing in Europe next summer and am pleased with my purchase.
However, after buying this VW Transporter 1900 special, I was on my way home and the engine began to smoke.
:( My heart sank as all the costs and such things that this could possibly cause ran through my head http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/images/smilies/dontknow.gif
We had just been on the motorway doing around 65 and then had hit traffic which probably caused a fair amount of this overheating. But still, the engine was becoming way too warm. We pulled up and let out the pressure in the expansion tank with 'orangey' water bellowing out everywhere. Refilled it and let it cool then set off again, this held off for a while but still the engine felt too warm by the end of the journey home.
We seem to think that this maybe is the water pump .... What do you lot think about this, is it common and what else could be causing this...?http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/images/smilies/confused.gif
Thanks in advance poggy :)http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
 

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More than likely just your thermostat mate. A lot have been effected with the cold winter this year. It's a cheap and easy fix so no need to worry too much.
The worst possible scenario would be your cylinder head gasket may have gone if you boiled your engine. Get the thermostat fixed first and see how you go.
 

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Ok... I guess I'll try the thermostat. Cheers!
And yeah fans seemed to be working all ok.
 

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hi, on the back of the fans there are some vents that open up when the temp gets warm, if they dont open the fans dont work very well,
thet can be opend by hand but you got to push the thermostat bits with the springs on quite hard, some of these fail so engine cooling dont work that well, it dont hapen often but ive seen it a couple of times
dont open the header tank when its under pressure you will get burnd, pluss you then have to find some more water to fill it up,
just open bonnet and leave key so fans keep working,
 

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Just to close this one off if anyone else has had a similar problem....
The fan fuse had gone which means that obviously didn't come on (new fuse), the water housing into the engine block had worn away and had cracks in (replaced) and the water pump had wasted away and was leaking (replaced) runs fine now, yet to take it long distance for a proper test :ILU:
 
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