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Fuel leak? Hidrolic leak?

JESSEIS#1

New member
Location
Utah
Car(s)
2021 GTI
Fuel leakage? on the passenger side pannel. You cant see most of it now i cleaned up most of the gunk. But.. whats the troubleshooting here guys.. it was caked up bad. 2021 only 16k miles. MODS
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Nineeightyone

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
19 GTI 04 JSW 10 MZ3
I've got a similar residue. Have you noticed any loss of coolant? Based on location I thought maybe a bit of coolant, but I'm not certain. Hoping someone smarter chimes in.
 

Daks

Autocross Champion
Location
Toronto
Car(s)
GTI PP
Does it smell like anything? Could be just gunk.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
What does it taste like?
 

BadHombre760

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
Same thing on my car, been told it's just coolant.
I can say from personal experience you'll know if you car starts leaking fuel

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JESSEIS#1

New member
Location
Utah
Car(s)
2021 GTI
I've got a similar residue. Have you noticed any loss of coolant? Based on location I thought maybe a bit of coolant, but I'm not certain. Hoping someone smarter chimes in.
Haha ya man same. It did smell like fuel tho.. the coolant level is still good.
That little purge valve on the hard line that's next to the coolant reservoir was almost a full turn loose. What is that?
 

JESSEIS#1

New member
Location
Utah
Car(s)
2021 GTI
Same thing on my car, been told it's just coolant.
I can say from personal experience you'll know if you car starts leaking It did smell like fuel tho.. the coolant level is still good.

It did smell like fuel a little bit. It was caked up really bad i should have taken a befofe and after shot. That little purge valve on the hard line that's next to the coolant reservoir was almost a full turn loose. What is that?
 

BadHombre760

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
It did smell like fuel a little bit. It was caked up really bad i should have taken a befofe and after shot. That little purge valve on the hard line that's next to the coolant reservoir was almost a full turn loose. What is that?
Not sure what purge valve on the hard line you're referring to, got a pic?
 

Nineeightyone

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
19 GTI 04 JSW 10 MZ3
Not sure what purge valve on the hard line you're referring to, got a pic?
I think maybe he's referring to the black cap on the hardline by the mount, I could be mistaken though.
 

imthanick_a

Autocross Champion
Location
Ohio

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I might be dumb here, but I don't see how this pic shows a fuel leak. explain pls?

It doesn't, and he isn't saying it's fuel.

He's saying if you have a fuel leak, it's an overwhelming and unmistakable smell that you can't miss.

The pic is to show that pretty much all of our cars have some residual gunk in that area from normal operation.
 

BadHombre760

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
I might be dumb here, but I don't see how this pic shows a fuel leak. explain pls?
The pic was related to what I said about coolant.

As far as a fuel leak this is what my car looked like and like gtifan said stunk up the garage for a few days
 
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