Coolant and Oil Leaks on Volkswagen Golf

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An engine coolant leak may develop, most commonly from the water pump. The valve cover gasket is also prone to leaking engine oil.


Problem Data
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Average mileage: 143,090 (82,000–170,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Gasoline
11 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003
16 people reported this problem
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Coolant Dumping out as fast as you can pour it in. This causes the engine to overheat within 5-10 minutes of running and blew remaining coolant all over engine bay. Diagnosed valve cover, water pump and possibly head gasket leaks.
I had coolant coming out both ends, replaced the coolant manifold and the water. pump...still leaks! Maybe the valve cover gasket?? Seems more likely the head gasket, but still need to look at it.