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Old 04-22-2018, 09:13 PM   #1
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Coolant Leak 2011 GTI

I have a coolant leak that has grounded me. It appears to be coming from the front of the car near where the engine mates to the transmission. There is no coolant on the radiator lines or any of the other lines I can find in that area. It's dripping off the block in that front drivers side corner behind the electric coolant pump but not coming from it. Is there a plug or something there on the block that might be leaking? I ran out of energy for today. hopefully will be able to get more into it tomorrow.

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Old 04-22-2018, 09:35 PM   #2
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I would say it is your pump leaking where it mounts to the block. It happens often when you have had a leaky valve cover the oil eats the seal. Its not too difficult to replace keep in mind the gear that holds the belt on the pump is reverse thread
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:41 PM   #3
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It does not appear to be coming from the front of the engine. Its coming from the back of the engine on the block behind the electric pump. Or at least thats where its dripping off the block
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:46 PM   #4
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It does not appear to be coming from the front of the engine. Its coming from the back of the engine on the block behind the electric pump. Or at least thats where its dripping off the block
I'm confused because the electric pump is on the front side of the engine
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:12 PM   #5
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I'm confused because the electric pump is on the front side of the engine
The electric pump is way down low in the front, correct?
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:31 AM   #6
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The main water pump is on the front of the engine just below the intake manifold and the auxiliary pump is below that right at the bottom, your leak Iím sure will be coming from the main water pump!


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Old 04-23-2018, 10:13 AM   #7
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I will take a better look today. I have a USB borescope coming tomorrow to help me look
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:17 AM   #8
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The main water pump is on the front of the engine just below the intake manifold and the auxiliary pump is below that right at the bottom, your leak Iím sure will be coming from the main water pump!


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Just confirming before I take mine in for a slow, small leak, these are covered under the 60k power tram warranty correct?


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Just confirming before I take mine in for a slow, small leak, these are covered under the 60k power tram warranty correct?


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Yes! covered under 60K powertrain in the US.


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Yes! covered under 60K powertrain in the US.


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Awesome, thanks! This is the second pump. Was replaced under recall.


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Awesome, thanks! This is the second pump. Was replaced under recall.


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I did read somewhere though that the pumps fitted as a recall arenít covered under warranty, but not too sure about that! best bet is to call the dealership and check.
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I did read somewhere though that the pumps fitted as a recall arenít covered under warranty, but not too sure about that! best bet is to call the dealership and check.


Funny if that is correct. Letís replace your failure prone water pump with another faulty pump but not cover that under warranty for poor engineering/installation error. I do have extended third party warranty if they would even cover it.


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Old 04-23-2018, 03:34 PM   #13
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I've had my pump replaced 5 times, 1 under extended 3rd party warranty. The last one was caused by a small oil leak from the upper timing cover. If you're still within the 60k warranty, they should cover it.

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Old 04-23-2018, 06:42 PM   #14
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I've had my pump replaced 5 times, 1 under extended 3rd party warranty. The last one was caused by a small oil leak from the upper timing cover. If you're still within the 60k warranty, they should cover it.


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