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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th May 2020, 22:21 Thread Starter
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leak drivers side under engine

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Can anyone help me identify this new leak on a 63 plate 1.4 manual. Should I be concerned.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 21st May 2020, 11:10
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I would be concerned. Is your coolant level dropping ?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 21st May 2020, 16:19
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Looks like it could either be coolant or power steering fluid. Either way get it looked at asap.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 21st May 2020, 16:42
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Looks like it could either be coolant or power steering fluid. Either way get it looked at asap.
won't be power steering fluid, the bmax power steering is electric.
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won't be power steering fluid, the bmax power steering is electric.

I stand corrected, thanks for pointing that out, we can all learn something.
I went by the colour of the drip in the photo.As i've only seen that colour in power steering fluid i assumed it could be that.
It would help if the op said what the item in the picture is.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 21st May 2020, 21:39
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atf automatic transmission fluid is often that colour too. (but again won't be that in this case since its a manual transmission)
yes it would help if the photos had a bit more 'context' one shows a drip both at the top and bottom of the photo, but difficult to work out which way is up
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 22nd May 2020, 15:16
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hi..mine is the same..i looked into it and found that it may be a seal near the pump.this involves dismantling half the engine to fix..ie top and chain covers off..this looks expensive..as a side note the pump has a hole that sometimes leaks..mine was replaced but i still have a leak nearby..will have to save up methinks

i used to be indecisive..now im not too sure
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hi..mine is the same..i looked into it and found that it may be a seal near the pump.this involves dismantling half the engine to fix..ie top and chain covers off..this looks expensive..as a side note the pump has a hole that sometimes leaks..mine was replaced but i still have a leak nearby..will have to save up methinks
the hole in the pump is there to indicate coolant passing the barings - ie water pump about to give up.
the op problem could also be the thermostat housing
I suggest they take it to a local garage, suggest where they get their mot's done. and get the drive belt changed at the same time
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