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Re: Coolant leak
« Reply #15 on: 07 August 2019, 12:40:55 »

Lift the carpet in the drivers footwell and report back...
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Re: Coolant leak
« Reply #16 on: 12 August 2019, 12:46:45 »

went to check again at lunch, it's dropped a bit since leaving for work. Was splashing around above the cold line by a fraction, now it's below the cold line by about 1/2 cm or so.

Spotted a drip of fluid, but think that was for air-con water, dropping around level with pre-cat on passenger side.
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Re: Coolant leak
« Reply #17 on: 12 August 2019, 13:00:27 »

I recently had coolant dropping myseteriously. Turned out to be the rubber washer on the underside of the header tank cap disintegrating and allowing some to escape. Fitted a spare cap and problem solved. Worth checking as an easy simple diagnosis / fix.
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Re: Coolant leak
« Reply #18 on: 12 August 2019, 13:09:32 »

Thanks.

It did cross my mind, I had a good look at underside of the cap. It looks good and solid, no obvious signs it could be degraded.

Did yours look broken/cracked underneath?
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Re: Coolant leak
« Reply #19 on: 12 August 2019, 13:34:12 »

Yep, plus the first clue was little bits of black rubber in the header tank.  ;D
A crack at the header tank neck isn't uncommon though, and more difficult to spot.  ;)
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