What a day!! Fixed a couple of things today on the Golf, many more on the to-do list, unfortunately. But it's always one step forward and at least one back with my car....
My starter was turning over really slowly and thanks to this forum I knew where to look, took the battery out, cleaned up all the contacts; earths plus positives, anyway it went well and seems to have fixed the issue. The problem is that whilst I was beavering away in that corner of the engine bay I noticed the top of the gearbox was damp. Using a mirror on a stick I can see red fluid slowly dripping from the edge of the tandem pump where it meets the head.
I replaced the tandem pump some while back but t hasn't done many miles on this one as it's been off the road for ages. It's a Pierberg one, like the original I believe. Thing is, I've just read the Haynes and it doesn't say to drain the cooling system when changing it, so I'm guessing there isn't coolant running through it? So where's the coolant coming from? Or am I going mad?
Just wanted to vent and see if anyone had any suggestions? I'll be poling around with my mirror on a stick again tomorrow, I really hope it's a simple weeping pipe and not the tandem pump!