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My car is a 2003 VW Golf SE and its done 151,000km. Some times it over heats and slipps on forth gear. it starts reving for no reason then when i accelarte a bit it kicks back into gear. So my over drive gear slips...What can i do? this only happens when it over heats but.

And if any one has any GTI rims for sale il be interested..

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Why is it overheating? Low coolant? water pump shot?
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i have no idea mate, just over heats for no reason. or is it normal for a golf to be 100 degrees sometimes? because probbaly 80 percent of the time its 90 degrees in the middle then theres times when it over heats and goes to 100...???
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It shouldn't over heat. When was last time the belt/water pump got changed? Do the radiator fans work?
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yeah everything works but since the car has been made i dont think the belt has been changed once!! becuase i bough it only 3 weeks ago.
How much would it cost to change my belt and where can i get the parts from?
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yeah everything works but since the car has been made i dont think the belt has been changed once!! becuase i bough it only 3 weeks ago.
How much would it cost to change my belt and where can i get the parts from?
The water pump is really the big deal too, it'll cause the overheating. If the impeller dies, the coolant is gonna go nowhere.

Where are you located?
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im located in heatherton in melbourne.

I think coolant is leaking too?? it never leaks on the ground but there is a little compartment where some coolant leaks..it might be the holes in the piping or something?

you recomend a pressure test?
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im located in heatherton in melbourne.

I think coolant is leaking too?? it never leaks on the ground but there is a little compartment where some coolant leaks..it might be the holes in the piping or something?

you recomend a pressure test?
Im not mechanically savvy at all. not even a pinch. im just going from what ive read from the smart people around here.

if the pump has never been changed, change it, if you don't know if its been changed, change it. same for timing belt. before anything really bad happens.

the water pumps (at least in the jettas and stuff..) go around 95000km to 195000km.. where you're at is about the prime place for it..

it is an EXPENSIVE job.. around here in the US you'll pay in excess of 700-800 dollars to have it done
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so this is to change the water pump and the timing belt??
and if it hasnt been changed..now is the time to change it.
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That's my advice, but my advice seems to be wrong these days. Someone else will chip in before too long and advise you further.
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nice job douglas. i was letting u rock with that one.
im proud! i taught you well young padawan!

yes. sounds to me like you need to order timing belt, water pump, thermostat.

i recomend going to performace-cafe.com but being your in austrailia idk if its feesable to get parts from the us.

when looking for a waterpump you DO NOT want the oem grade one with the plastic impeller. you WANT the metal impeller after market one. and if you really trully want to do this correctly. heres what you order.

COMPLETE samco Silicone hose kit for coolant. (thats all the rubber piping for the coolant system in silicone, much stronger and better with heat plus lasts alot longer and resists dry rotting)

waterpump
timing belt
accessory belt
thermostat.

i would post a direct link to a package deal.. but i dont no what motor you have. just go to performance-cafe.com and look at the engine mechanical section. they have it listed peice by peice or kit form.
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thanks mate, really appreciate it.
yeah it keeps over heating so i have this get this done asap!
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Please check this link.. would this one do??
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how do i know which one to get
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