how do you tell when your engine is overheating?

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how do you tell when your engine is overheating?

Post by m1auto on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:07 pm

just curious, it others me that there is no light or guage on my beetles dash to tell me if the engine is getting hot.

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try this

Post by type4revolution on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:18 pm

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1196002 / try this great alternative to gauges and stuff / you can run this while you are tuning your car or leave it in and run it all the time. With a fan belt and proper tune there is nothing to worry about. Make sure all your tins are complete and in place and correctly installed. Good luck and live long and aircooled
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Re: how do you tell when your engine is overheating?

Post by ASBug on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:09 pm

Grab the dipstick.
If it is uncomfortable to hold onto, but you can it is OK.
If it feels like a red hot stoker and you scream like a little girl and pull back your hand, then it is too hot.
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Re: how do you tell when your engine is overheating?

Post by Greg on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:03 am

I second this, it's not perfect but it will keep you from burning up a type 1.

type4revolution wrote:http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1196002 / try this great alternative to gauges and stuff / you can run this while you are tuning your car or leave it in and run it all the time. With a fan belt and proper tune there is nothing to worry about. Make sure all your tins are complete and in place and correctly installed. Good luck and live long and aircooled
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Re: how do you tell when your engine is overheating?

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:07 am

ASBug wrote:Grab the dipstick.
If it is uncomfortable to hold onto, but you can it is OK.
If it feels like a red hot stoker and you scream like a little girl and pull back your hand, then it is too hot.
KC
This is my method. If you can hold it for 3 Mississippis. You're OK.
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