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    Coolant Leak!

    So i picked up my almost free 1.8T today, and it's got a bitch of a coolant leak. over about a 5 minute drive(yes, i was beating the living crap out of it during that 5 minutes.....) the coolant reservoir went from the max to min...and there's a nice puddle in my driveway. The leak appears to be coming from the drivers side of the engine, near the intake, as far as i can tell. I can't pinpoint anything seeing as its wet down that whole side. any ideas???
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    My guess is that it's coming from the lower rad hose.

    Try just turning on the car and with a flashlight, locate where you see it dripping.
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    k snoopin on the internet.... apparently the coolant flange is notorious for going? any input by anyone who knows anything would be appreciated
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    That sounds about right.

    It happened on my 2.0, and most if not all 4cyl VW's carry relatively a lot of the same parts, although modified for their intended application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brendan_435 View Post
    k snoopin on the internet.... apparently the coolant flange is notorious for going? any input by anyone who knows anything would be appreciated

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    happened on my 1.8T jetta. nice thing is that flange is only $30 over the counter!! and not hard to install either
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