2002 Volkswagen GTI Q&A
2002 Volkswagen GTI Question: Temperature Warning Light
My temp. warning light appears as soon as I start my car. I have let car idle for 2 minutes then turned it off. I start car again, & warning light is off.NO PROBLEM, RIGHT ? Wrong !!! The oil & coolant fluids are correct, but after driving for 5 min. The engine is giving off a strong burning smell.Temp is correct, no high reading...WHAT CAN IT BE...? - chrystoff
Replace the coolant temp sensor first as they are known to have a lot of problems (the sensor has 2 circuits, 1 is for the gauge and the other is for the ECM). The burning smell is probably engine oil on the exhaust manifold or turbo from leaking valve cover gasket, cam seals, or cam chain tensioner gaskets (also common problems). Make sure you replace all of the timing components and water pump by 100k. This is a great time to re-seal the cams also. Good luck. James - Jamesw
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