Reddish Brown leak GTI 1.8 Turbo

Old 08-19-2013, 09:10 AM
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Hi - I am new to the forum. I have an '03 GTI 1.8 and noticed a large leak yesterday. It was a reddish-brown fluid and I noticed that their is a round container under engine hood (next to windshield washer fluid container) which is now empty. does anyone know what this is?
Old 08-19-2013, 05:16 PM
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Sounds like antifreeze. Have you checked your coolant levels since this happened?
Old 08-23-2013, 09:08 AM
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yes no coolant left. car is in for service and they confirmed it is the coolant system but they have yet to find the problem. something about a pressure test that was inconclusive -still waiting to hear back - hope it is not too expensive
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Well this reddish-brown fluid could be coolant it would depend on which anti-freeze was used, the newer G13 is orange.

A cooling system pressure test will find any leaks in the cooling system.
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