Originally Posted by ck06
I have a coolant leak - fill up the reservoir and it will start dripping from the bottom of the lower oil pan (by the oil drain plug). Reservoir is drained within minutes. Looking at it it seems the coolant is coming from somewhere above the flange of the oil cooler. I was thinking to replace the oil cooler, but now I am thinking that a bad oil cooler would leak coolant into the oil and not to the outside.
Any idea where this leak could be and whether it is worthwhile to replace the oil cooler?
I have an 02 tt that has the exact same problem. have you found out what is wrong with it? research revealed the water pump is on the drivers side, the oil cooler is actually located near the oil filter. i have no idea what causes the coolant to leak from there. let me know. thanks.