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    Unhappy check coolant on dash

    when i drove to work yesterday i got the "check coolant level" on the dash.

    when i checked it the bottle was empty so i topped it up

    then this morning the same thing happened.

    put the car on the ramp at work to see where it was leaking from but couldnt see anything,

    there was a lot of water on the rear of the gearbox but couldnt see any visable leaks.

    after faffing around i think i may have found a leaking hose ,

    it looks like its coming from the hose that comes out of the heateer matrix and connects to the cooland pump on the gearbox,

    why is it when you want something for the car something else goes wrong??

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    hmm maybe thats were my leak is.....
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    funny how i cant see any leaking tho.
    engine bay reeks of coolant tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by magoily View Post
    hmm maybe thats were my leak is.....
    Me too I just keep a bottle of top-up in the car in case of emergency. Although mine does seem to collect on the plastic tray thats riveted to the bottom of the front bumper then drip off the end so it may be in a different place to you guys.

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    if i take it easy then its fine for ages. i i give it a good had blast along mway it flashes all the time and the bottle is a bit low.
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    Have any of you fitted a hard/rigid power pipe? I had this issue after fitting the enlarged tophat and power pipe from JBI, turned out it had cracked the radiator. Was told that once the front mount was fitted because of the new way the pipe was routed that i wouldnt have this issue. 2 years down the line and i have the check coolant level alert back on my console. Have checked where it was leaking before and it is hard to tell seeing as it is raining but i am a little concerned that it is leaking again. Sweet!

    Suppose my main question is where are the most likely/best places to check for leaking coolant on a z20let so i can get it under the car port tonight and try and spot where it is coming from.

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    Funny you should say that. Mine has a hard power pipe, and just before i bought the car it has had a new radiator fitted. Related????

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    Quite possibly, the way it is routed if you do not have a front mount is for that hard power pipe to connect direct to the top of the radiator - this means that where there once was flex in the OE pipe (it needs this to counter for engine movement) then it is effectively pushing the radiator forward cracking it near the mounting bracket on the passenger side.

    I was told however that when i switched the piping to a front mount set up i wouldnt get this issue due to the pipe no longer mounting to the top of the radiator where the old OE intercooler used to go. My concern now is that i have the same issue again but can't confirm it because of the rain on the radiator. Going to try and check if it is the same place when i get home, fingers crossed it is not. But even if it isnt then i guess it is still leaking from somewhere....

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    Seems a good theory, as i do not have a FMIC, so would be exactly as above. Something to keep an eye on then

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