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Common Issues of a Volkswagen Eurovan Radiator

One of the components in your Volkswagen Eurovan that you don't want to encounter problems with is your radiator. After all, your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator is one of the most vital parts of your vehicle. On top of that, it's among the priciest to repair if worse comes to worst. Unfortunately, your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator may display problems at some point. Below are some of its most common issues:

Damaged Hoses

A puddle of fluid under your Volkswagen Eurovan is almost always never a good thing. It can be anything, really. However, one of the leading possibilities is that it's leaked antifreeze. If it is, you better hope that the leak didn't originate from your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator (there's a very good chance that it didn't come from it, though). After all, a leaking radiator is so much worse than damaged hoses.

Radiator hoses often develop damage and become leaky due to wear and tear. Yes, the radiator hoses of your Eurovan are durable, but they're bound to give out at some point. Purchase new hoses as soon as you've determined that your old ones are already damaged.

Cracked Radiator

Leaking that originates from the Volkswagen Eurovan radiator itself is most definitely the worst radiator-related problem that you can encounter. It's because not only is it much tougher to resolve, it also costs way more money. As a matter of fact, the task of verifying if your radiator is indeed cracked is already a major hassle since identifying the location of the crack can be difficult.

Sealing the crack is one of the ways to remedy this problem. While that sounds like a good plan, it's really not that simple. Plus, it doesn't always work. If you aren't successful with that, you'd have to purchase a new Volkswagen Eurovan radiator.

Air

Air is unwelcome inside your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator. It's because air can be an obstruction inside your radiator's channels. It can hinder the flow of antifreeze, thus causing your cooling system's efficiency to be reduced.

The bad news is that it's pretty easy for air to find a way inside your radiator. And the only way that you can push it out is by bleeding your radiator. If you're an experienced DIYer, that shouldn't be difficult to do, though.

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  • Maintenance Tips: Volkswagen Eurovan Radiator 27 February 2013

    Since your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator is one of your vehicle's most critical components, you'll want to invest a bit of your time and effort in its maintenance. Doing so should go a long way in preventing cooling system issues. With those said, below are some of the ways to take care of your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator:


    Change your antifreeze supply every now and then.

    As you probably know, the antifreeze in your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator rarely gets to rest. It's constantly being run through your radiator, after all. And that takes a toll on the antifreeze. Over time, your antifreeze will become worn and have a reduced effectiveness.


    Since you wouldn't want your engine to experience overheating problems, do change your antifreeze supply from time to time. Changing it means flushing the old supply before you pour in a fresh batch. Merely topping off your existing antifreeze is a no-no. Also, make sure that your mixture of antifreeze and water has the proper ratio to prevent unnecessary automotive issues. If you need help regarding the proportions, check out the instructions that come with your fresh supply of antifreeze.


    Get new hoses when the need arises.

    It's true that your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator hoses are durable. However, they're bound to become worn down at some point. And the thing is that there's really nothing that you can do to stop that from happening. That's why you'll eventually have to replace your hoses. That shouldn't be that difficult to do, so don't worry. Just make sure to replace any problematic hoses as soon as you can to prevent overheating issues.


    Mind the cap.

    Most automotive owners don't really pay attention to their radiator cap. That's fine, though, since radiator caps usually don't need attention, anyway. However, do make it a point to check out yours on occasion. It's because you'll want to know when a replacement for your radiator cap may be required.


    The need for a new radiator cap pops up when your old one has become dry or damaged. Either of those conditions will render your radiator cap to be ineffective and can lead to antifreeze spillage. With that said, do mind the cap.