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Old 02-07-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Fluid build up on engine

So I went to pick up some engine coolant today, bought the green kind instead of the pink, I read somewhere that it's fine in a pinch. I probably shouldn't have got the wrong kind but the VW stuff was more money than I had. And I put some in, and once I got home, I noticed steam drifting out of my engine. When I opened up the hood, there was a bunch of fluid built up on the engine. It's like rusty water.

I also noticed some weird yellow build up around the oil cap, and it is covered in it.

Did the wrong coolant do this? Or is this a more serious issue? To me it looks a hose is leaking but I'm not really a car guy so any info would be greatly appreciated.

It's a 2001 Jetta 2.0l, gas engine. The coolant I bought is Prestone 50/50, anti-freeze / coolant.
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