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year-old VW GTI lit up like a Christmas tree with
the warning "STOP - coolant is low" etc.
The level of coolant in the overflow tank was
approx. an inch or 2 below the MIN level.
I periodically check the various fluid levels and
was surprised to see the level of coolant drop so
quickly from the last time I checked it. I assumed
there was a leak that I had not seen.
My VW dealership checked it out and said there
were no leaks, and that EVAPORATION was responsible
for the loss, presumably due to the hot weather
I contend that a closed system should not lose
that much fluid thru evaporation, but the service
manager stood firm. I have been going to this
service mgr. for nearly 20 years and I respect him,
but I find it hard to believe what he is saying
about coolant evaporation.
My husband, by the way, swears he has not added a
drop of coolant to his Chevy in 4 years (65,000
Any comments or ideas?