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 Post subject: ef leaking water after driving
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:12 pm 
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hey guys, its seems my ef leaking water after its driven, its coming from the passenger side, not leaking alot, but still evident, any advice, it dosnt seem to be a hose from what i can tell

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef leaking water after driving
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:24 pm 
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If its coolant,it may be coming from the heater tap. If its clean water it could be just condensation from you AC

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef leaking water after driving
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:51 pm 
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madmax wrote:
If its coolant,it may be coming from the heater tap. If its clean water it could be just condensation from you AC


its water, and it seems to have used a bit of water also, because i check the over flow bottle was significantly down since i checked it which was friday last week, ive topped the bottle up with water, i noticed its leaking out the driver side now not passenger, but i also parked the opposite way up my driveway?

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef leaking water after driving
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:53 pm 
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so you have water in your cooling system instead of coolant???
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 Post subject: Re: ef leaking water after driving
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:58 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
so you have water in your cooling system instead of coolant???


sorry no, i meant i just topped it up with water since it went down, its goin for full service and flush friday, im just curious to know what it could be

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef leaking water after driving
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:10 pm 
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sounds like mine .... all mine is from my heater hoses going though the fire wall into the heater box is a little frade an fragial an has leaked water for months i just kept topping it up an have spare bottles in the car....

but yeah my guess is if you look to the right of the fire wall (pasanger) you'lll see 2 pipes going through it .. one or both of them might be the cause of the leak

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Coolant leaks could be anywhere, from heater & radiator hoses, Welsh plugs, headgasket, thermostat housing, heater tap, water pump, coolant pipes, to a failing radiator cap.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:14 pm 
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turns out my radiator was no good, not sure how long radiators last for but it was still the original radiator

 

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well 15 years is a good run for a radiator

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:46 pm 
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madmax wrote:
well 15 years is a good run for a radiator


definetly, im surprised actually, my last car was a 99 model and it was on its 2nd

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:09 am 
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cheers mate, but its all fixed now, got it done at my mums work

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:39 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
so you have water in your cooling system instead of coolant???


I ran just distilled water in my car for like 3 years :lol:...mainly because it was slightly leaking and was damn lazy to replace the o-ring behind the water pump. So it would have been a waste to be filled up with coolant. Car still ran fine though.

It would have also been good because if I was to go on the drag strip again, I'll just dump water rather than slippery coolant :P :lol:

 

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