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Coolant leaking but no visible signs of where to, no white smoke and not overheating?
This is a 2.0 tdi gt golf mark 5. I've been told it has a damaged head gasket but the only symptom of the problem is a leak on the coolant. Is this possible?

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Is it in a puddle on the floor? Can you see where it is dripping from? You don't want to look for smoke, you want to look for steam. A head gasket wouldn't leak coolant outside the engine without you hearing it or seeing it. It would get sucked into the cylinder and burnt off as steam. A radiator shop can run a compression check and tell exactly what is wrong. Keep an eye on the temp gauge just in case. We had a subaru here with a blown head gasket and it ran fine, then it would overheat, then be fine again,then over heat, then it finally blew, some 1500 miles later. We found it easier and cheaper to replace the engine that the heads. Hope this helps.

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