Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 Syncro, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 i Cat, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI Cat, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI G60, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 D, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 TD, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 TD, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 TD, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change coolant flange on VW GOLF 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. Tools you might need:
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Funnel
Fender cover
Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Check the coolant condition and replace it if necessary.
  • Inspect the thermostat. Replace it if necessary.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI 1984 Coolant Flange - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the coolant reservoir cap.
  4. Step 4
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  5. Step 5
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    Loosen the coolant hose clamp. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the coolant hose.
    Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. Professionals recommend:
    Caution! Coolant may come out from the water pump channels and body.
  7. Step 7
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    Drain the coolant from the engine.
    Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! The coolant can be very hot.Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.All work should be done with the engine stopped.Wait until the coolant has completely flowed out of the drain hole.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the thermostat housing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the thermostat.
    Replacement: сoolant flange – VW Golf 2. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Coolant Flange on VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1983 1.8 GTI by yourself
    Install the thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Caution! Do not use excessive force during installation. This may damage the fasteners of the car. VW Golf 2
  12. Step 12
    GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 1984 Coolant Flange DIY replacement workshop manual
    Install a new thermostat housing.
  13. Step 13
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    Tighten the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 13 nm torque.
  14. Step 14
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    Attach the coolant hose.
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