My 2008 2.5L Jetta(in the US) has a coolant leak as I filled the tank to max line a couple of times but it slowly(over hours) went down to the same level in the picture. I don't see any leak on the ground below the car and the engine oil seemed normal.

Volkswagen engine bays aren't the most visible but I still tried seeing around with a flashlight, but didn't get anywhere.

What else can I check?

coolant reservoir tank

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    Does your car have a cover or panel below the engine (my 2019 Jetta does) ? If so, there might be drips pooling on top of the cover, which don't run out onto the ground until the car moves. Apr 2, 2021 at 20:17
  • Ah, that makes sense. Yeah, there is a cover below the engine as well as above.
    – blueseal
    Apr 2, 2021 at 20:24


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