Question about 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
The last seveal months our new beetle 2003 has been needing about a cup of antifreeze a week or so and I can't see any leaks. Should i put in some stop leak and where would I put it?
Can I ask if the coolant level goes below the "minimum" mark on the expansion tank before you top it up? There needs to be space in there because the coolant expands as it warms up. If the tank is overfilled when cold the coolant will just be expelled - usually through a rubber hose near the top of the tank, as the engine warms up.
You could check next time to have to add coolant by starting the engine and then just sit and watch it for a few minutes to see if / where the coolant is coming out.
The place to add the "stop leak" is where you add the coolant when you are topping it up. Final question - is there any white gunge like mayonnaise inside the oil filler cap? That would be a sign that coolant is getting into the oil system.
I hope this helps - if not please give any further details and ask again. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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