Losing water quickly

Asked by GuruX3JWB Nov 27, 2018 at 12:55 AM about the Volkswagen GLI

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is a Volkswagen bettle turbo 2000time I put water in it and leave
driveway water light is flashing and strong odar of some kind of car fluid fills
the car any ideas?

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Just to be clear, the fluid is filling the interior of the car? Coolant can be either green or orange and has a strong odor (ethylene glycol or propylene glycol). If it's coming inside the passenger area, then you have a leaking heater core. The heater core is inside the dash, it's what provides the heat for the interior, and it resembles a mini radiator. The box it resides in should have a drain overflow to the ground, but it is not likely keeping up if you have a large leak so some spills over into the passenger compartment. You'll need a pro to remove and replace the heater core, assuming that actually is the problem.

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