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    Water leak on z20 let. HELP!

    I got home last night, and I came back to my car after a few minutes and there was a huge puddle on the floor. I opened up the bonnet, and the water tank was empty, and there was water all over the engine.

    I dont really know much about this stuff, so has anybody got any ideas as to which pipe would be leaking? And how much it's going to cost to repair?

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    Cheers,

    Ray

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    will need more pics
    I would look at the water pipes near the turbo or Rad pack for a split hose

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    or the other way fill car up with water an look for the hole in a pipe might be a lot faster this way also

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    what ever hose it is, its under some pressure.

    also check the rad for holes.just had to put a new one on mine because of the aircon pipes.
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    check the metal water pipe that runs at the front of the engine from thermotstat to expansion tank
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    cheers guys. i'll try and have a closer look tomorrow.

    but if i cant see anything; off to the garage it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    or the other way fill car up with water an look for the hole in a pipe might be a lot faster this way also

    Yep, dry the engine off, park on dry ground and top the system right up and run at fast idle to bring up the temperature and then watch for leaks.

    I had a minor leak a while back and had to stick my head right in the engine bay to see it.

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    Turns out the leak was from the radiator... so I need a new one.

    Been quoted £272 by Nationwide Autocentres, but luckily I have a waranty on my car, so I should only have to pay £50 if all goes to plan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by motionblur View Post
    Turns out the leak was from the radiator... so I need a new one.

    Been quoted £272 by Nationwide Autocentres, but luckily I have a waranty on my car, so I should only have to pay £50 if all goes to plan....
    If it dont go toplan check out one of the latest threads for a uprated radiator.
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    i just got a new radiator for £78 delivered, perfect fit and next day delivery.
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