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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:16 pm 
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after giving my car the usual thrashing on the new years night i had realised that the coolent was dripping all over the floor when i stopped(havent checked which hose yet).
since there are no shops or machanics open today i just wanted to no if the car will be ok to drive for the day...
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:37 pm 
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it really depends on how much coolant is leaking. if its pissin out i wuld say no because as you drive the car the system pressurises and you will lose more. if its a small leak you ca drive it but keep an eye out on the temp gauge if it sky rockets and the coolant sensor light as well. Check the hoses upper, lower, heater and small one to the thermostat housing for the leak. howevere keep some water in your car with you.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:08 pm 
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If you dont hve a low coolant sensor, then id say no. It takes only a matter of minutes to lose a few litres of water. Been there, done that, fried head to prove it :P If you do have a low coolant sensor, then it should be fine, but if it comes on, top it up with water. And dont expect to get far before the hose goes really badly. Only have to fix it once, so id suggest straight away

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:46 pm 
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i have just checked where the coolent is leaking and its from the bottom left side of the engine bay, checked most hoses they and no problems there i found what its leaking from bairut is unsure of what it is, it almost looks like a pump(will take pics 2moro), is it possible to be from the aircon?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:03 pm 
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bottom left - if its near the fire wall it'll most prob be the heater tap or if its coming out of the fire wall its a drain with condensation from the air cond and nothing to worry about cause its normal
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:48 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
i have just checked where the coolent is leaking and its from the bottom left side of the engine bay, checked most hoses they and no problems there i found what its leaking from bairut is unsure of what it is, it almost looks like a pump(will take pics 2moro), is it possible to be from the aircon?


Don't mean to sound smart, but if you gave it a bit of a beating, could it possibly be the overflow hose from the header tank?
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:00 pm 
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nah thats the first thing i checked

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:40 pm 
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This sounds so familar lol.......
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:48 am 
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i checked this morning and it looks like its the heater tap, any one now aprox how much they cost? and if its a time consuming job to replace???
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:56 am 
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givin it a thrashing in mill park?

about $55 from repco, and not too bad. just make sure the car is cool first!

while your at it, replace the other hoses!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:58 am 
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Krytox wrote:
givin it a thrashing in mill park?

about $55 from repco, and not too bad. just make sure the car is cool first!

while your at it, replace the other hoses!


nah it was around tullamarine, allredy changed the hoses, cheers!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:43 am 
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I had split in the heater hose a few days ago that was causing coolant to piss out as much as i was putting in!.... Took me and my dad like 30 misn to mess arounda dn fix it
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