I am fairly new to this forum registering when I bought my 1998 1.8T sport A3 less than a week ago. I am now concerned that just the last two days the red coolant warning light flashes up. First time I stopped and topped the coolant up to max but last night driving home from work the warning message came back! Checked the coolant level this morning (after midnight when I finished work last night) and it is well below the min level! So I am definitely loosing coolant somewhere. After briefly looking around the engine bay I have noticed that there appears to be a leak coming from near the top of the radiator on the right hand side (as you face the engine bay) just below where the top hose connects as the area at the bottom of the battery tray and surrounding pipes / wires are all wet. It must be quite a serious leak if it has emptied the tank since yesterday covering less than 30 miles! Can anyone please help and advise me as to how I might fix this? I love the car in everyway and just want to get it fixed but since I have just bought the car I don't exactly have any spare cash at the moment.