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If there is no return flow that points to one of two things, the water pump or a plug in that little return line. What color coolant is currently in your beetle? Pink or violet? Hopefully. If someone mixed VW pink or violet with any other coolant color, then you could very well have a plug as vw coolant reacts with other coolants to form a brownish jello.

Its also a good idea to replace the thermostat when doing a timing belt with an oem thermostat. Do not buy your parts from amazon or ebay, these motors are interference engines and they need high quality parts FCP euro sells kits that include everything. You are not just replacing the belt, but the tensioner, water pump , rollers and the single use fasteners that are also needed.
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