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Water dropping beside the gearbox
« on: 26 April 2015, 17:59:55 »

Hi all,

question as above, some dropping or slight leaking that I noticed coming from a small pipe locating beside the gearbox. This is a pipe end with no plug  even not a place where I can connect I know also nothing about function of it... ??? Could you give me any advice, please?

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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #1 on: 26 April 2015, 18:37:24 »

Aircon drains... Water standard by product of drying the air. Does it eventually stop when the air con is switched off?  If yes, perfectly normal and can be ignored :y
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #2 on: 26 April 2015, 18:42:15 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.



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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #3 on: 26 April 2015, 18:43:33 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #4 on: 26 April 2015, 18:44:00 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
Obviously don't drink the whole puddle unless you like hospitals ::)
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #5 on: 26 April 2015, 18:45:09 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
oppsing disgusting ;D
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #6 on: 26 April 2015, 19:00:38 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
Kidney failure :(
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #7 on: 26 April 2015, 19:03:48 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
Kidney failure :(




I'm not suggesting pouring it into a glass and enjoying it along together with packet of crisps with your mates!
A tiny smear of the stuff on the tip of your tongue is a quick, easy, safe and efficient diagnostic tool.
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #8 on: 26 April 2015, 19:14:12 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
Kidney failure :(




I'm not suggesting pouring it into a glass and enjoying it along together with packet of crisps with your mates!
A tiny smear of the stuff on the tip of your tongue is a quick, easy, safe and efficient diagnostic tool.
Each to their own - but I personally think the risk is far too high http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene_glycol_poisoning

I also think that what you can taste is the 'bitterant' added by responsible manufacturers to make it taste nasty - pure ethylene glycol tastes sweet which is why it can be so dangerous to children and animals.
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #9 on: 26 April 2015, 19:42:50 »

Ac drains. Normal, as said.

And a taste can be spat out. Obviously don't swallow it. ::)
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #10 on: 26 April 2015, 21:37:03 »

Thx for pretty fast anwers guys  :y  :y :y
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #11 on: 27 April 2015, 13:57:45 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.
If it's plain water then don't worry about it.
If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
Kidney failure :(

Drunk worse at my local Whetherspoons.  :D
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #12 on: 27 April 2015, 16:41:34 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.
If it's plain water then don't worry about it.
If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.
what does that taste like then  :-\
Kidney failure :(

Drunk worse at my local Whetherspoons.  :D
;D ;D ;D
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #13 on: 30 April 2015, 20:56:47 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.

I didn't taste it but my coolant is definiately less and less. What link is there between coolant sys and aircon, please?
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Re: Water dropping beside the gearbox
« Reply #14 on: 30 April 2015, 21:04:15 »

Put the tip of your finger in the puddle that the leak makes, and taste it.


If it's plain water then don't worry about it.


If it tastes of anti-freeze, then you have a coolant leak that needs further investigation.

I didn't taste it but my coolant is definiately less and less. What link is there between coolant sys and aircon, please?
None. That's how you tell which system the fluid us from.
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