Coolant leak?

Tiny
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  • 2013 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 3 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 75,000 MILES
I parked my car after a 40 kms drive. No I find there is some orange color fluid leaking drop by drop.I do not know what it is.
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Friday, June 5th, 2020 AT 6:28 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It does sound like coolant is leaking. The coolant color for these VWs
In order to find the coolant leak you will have to visually inspect the cooling system. Check the hoses and connectors as well as the water pump gasket.

Also check the coolant level and refill as necessary.

You can also do a pressure test on the cooling system, that can make it easier to find the leak.
The pressure test pressurizes the cooling system to detect leak. If there is a leak the pressure will drop. It can also exaggerate the leak and make it easy to find.
Remember to do the test when the engine is cold.

Here is a helpful video of how to do the pressure test:

https://youtu.be/W8kra65m15c

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/radiator-pressure-test

Please let me know of any questions.
Thank you.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 AT 12:22 PM

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