1998 Volkswagen Beetle Q&A
1998 Volkswagen Beetle Question: WHAT TURNS ON THE COOLANT OVERHEAT WARNING LIGHT.
COLD ENGINE THIS MORNING, BLUE COLD COOLANT LT ON. LESS THAN A MILE LATER OVERHEAT LT STARTS FLASHING. KNOWING ENGINE COLD, CONTINUE DRIVING, LIGHT GOES OUT AFTER A SHORT WHILE. TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED ABOUT 2 MILES AT 45 MPH. CONTINUE DRIVING 5 OR 6 MILES, NO PROBLEM. BACK HOME, IN THE PM I CHECK COOLANT LEVEL AND IT IS LOW. JUST FILLED A FEW WEEKS AGO, HAVEN'T NOTICED ANY LEAKS. - frankyankee
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UPDATE: My coolant was flushed about two weeks ago. This week is the first really warm (70's F) weather we've had. My not-very-good-mechanic brother-in-law says that the air was not bled from the c...