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Old 10-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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GTI Coolant Smell

Hey Everyone,
I've been reading a lot about the water pump issue that this engine seems to be having. I've got about 600 miles on the clock and so far so good except when the engines running and the hoods open I can smell a slight coolant smell. The coolant levels seem to remain constant but the smell of coolant with this known issue raises an eyebrow. Do your cars smell a little like coolant with the engine on and hood up? Or should I be making my way to a dealer after a little over a week of ownership?
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Mine doesn't smell like coolant (~23k on it now)

Is your cap closed all of the way? Checked for leaks near the radiator / water pump?
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Look over the engine for any seeps etc., anything under the car after parking overnight?

Maybe it was topped up when you bought it and some was spilled.

Almost 3.5 years old, no smell of coolant or anything else unusual.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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So the cap is on tight, where is the water pump located? Also when the car is cold the coolant is filled above the threshold marked on the expansion tank maybe thats an issue?
Thanks for the help
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