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My 1999 VW Beetle losses antifreeze.

It has been about 4 months since I had to add about a quart. I don't see it leaking but I can smell it when I get out of the car.

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I had this problem i needed to change my radiator i also didnt see it leaking by the way dont do diy its a pain have to take front of car apart best 400 i spent on the car

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One question, have you seen ANY leaks under/around the engine area?

If not, I would say that if you leave your vehicle running after you drive back from work or something, take a look at it after it has been running for about 5 minutes when you get home. Then, shut it off and let us know what you have found....if anything.

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You will need to look all over the engine with a good light. If it is leaking somewhere, look for pinkish residue. Since your antifreeze is pink, it will leave behind this color. When you find it, that will be the source of your leak. It is probably small right now and evaporating before it hits the ground is why you don't see it.

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