2000 Volkswagen Passat Q&A
2000 Volkswagen Passat Question: oil leak
Try the info in this article to get started: http://repairpal.com/car-fluid-leaks-what-to-do - matte
Pink colored fluid can be the the automatic transmission fluid, or the possibly the engine coolant. Be very cautious that you don't allow the engine to overheat or let the transmission run dry, you can turn a small repair into a very expensive one! Get it looked at very soon! - Bret Bodas
trans fluid in this car should be gold to brown unless the wrong fluid was used. if its coolant, check the small hose that goes behind the engine just to the drivers side on top. the nipple it attaches to may leak at the seal where it screws into the coolant pipe behind motor. it could also come from the reservoir overflow if overheating or running along the engine from up front like a water pump leak. - some guy
...problem came back in 2009 it gets worse when temperatures are high. Also there seems to be an oil leak. Have spent thousands of dollars already with different mechanics, this site has been very hel...
Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
In February 2010 at 114,000 miles, I had my valve cover gaskets and tensioners replaced because the valves were seeping oil causing a burning smell. Just 17 months and 8,000 miles later, a burning...
.... I just know that it always revs to 3000 rpms+ before switching to next gear etc. So now with oil leak I'm hella discouraged that I gotta deal with this crap now.