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Hello friends. I hit the back of someone's car & all my coolant leaked out so I took it to my mechanic & he said all I need is this peice but I don't know what it's called? If you know could you tell me. Thanks!!! ImageUploadedByAG Free1367590345.139049.jpg ImageUploadedByAG Free1367590359.304121.jpg ImageUploadedByAG Free1367590370.627395.jpg


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Looks to me like #23 here:

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE [BE] (USA) 2002: ENGINE: 12148. COOLANT COOLING SYSTEM

1C0121087B distributor

To make proof positive; take the part off and the part number will be molded, on the part itself. If you get the part from your VW dealer; be sure to give them your VIN # to get the correct one for your car. It is a cheap enough part; getting it from a VW dealer isn't a bad idea, the genuine VW plastic cooling parts... tend to last longer then aftermarket cheaper versions.

https://www.google.com/search?q=1C0...087B&aqs=chrome.0.57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
 

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Looks to me like #23 here:

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE [BE] (USA) 2002: ENGINE: 12148. COOLANT COOLING SYSTEM

1C0121087B distributor

To make proof positive; take the part off and the part number will be molded, on the part itself. If you get the part from your VW dealer; be sure to give them your VIN # to get the correct one for your car. It is a cheap enough part; getting it from a VW dealer isn't a bad idea, the genuine VW plastic cooling parts... tend to last longer then aftermarket cheaper versions.

https://www.google.com/search?q=1C0...087B&aqs=chrome.0.57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
my mechanic said that it might not be my radiator. the hose or pipe thats connected to it that transports the coolant there was knocked loose so when i put my coolant in it ran straight out on the ground :( what do you suggest?
 

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Well, with any impact type of damage; the only way to know what is broken is take everything apart and see what is going on. To find leaks in the cooling system; you could put water into it to find the leaks, also put a pressure tester on it and see where everything is leaking under pressure. Fix or replace all the components that are leaking; fill with water to do all the testing, confirm there are no more leaks... then drain the water and add the correct vw coolant and correct amount of water. I would also check and make sure all the fans work and aren't damaged as well; if the fans aren't working well, you would probably end up overheating the engine. You can ruin the engine; if you don't have the cooling system working correctly and fix all the leaks, broken parts.

I've used this pressure tester from harbor freight with good results:

Radiator Pressure Tester Kit
Pittsburgh Automotive - Item#69258

Radiator Pressure Tester Kit

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