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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your Beetle is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 2008 Beetles with the 2.5 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Beetle, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your Beetle is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Beetle if you are unsure.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback