92 vw cabriolet overheating

Asked by Aug 20, 2017 at 01:53 PM about the 1995 Volkswagen Cabrio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok so first off i know next to nothing about cars.
Trying to learn so i can maintain mine without
having to do this.

So i was driving my vdub down the street the other
day driving around normally the car has been fine
for days no problems, then all a sudden it started
to overheat really bad and it leaked about all the
antifreeze out. I immediatley pulled over to a car
park and shut the engine off popped the hood (
after it got done steaming due to antifreeze all over
the engine). I let the car cool down a while refilled
the anti freeze which isnt leaking to my eyes its
been sitting and hasnt leaked at all that i can tell.
Oil is good theres water in it and it sounds fine
when started/ running for very short time as i work
very close and dont have to drive it far. But it
overheats really fast now and i dont know what to
do about it. Ive heard it could just be the
thermostat, or something simple which im hoping
but i really need advice. And is it safe to drive ?
Like not far or long but just a few blocks here and
there.?

Must save my car i love it so much and its such
good shape for being what it is.

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