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Water dripping under car

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by Maypack, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Yellow fr

    Yellow fr Active Member

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    It could be worse and have it dropping on your head as your working on the car


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  2. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    As others have said, it’ll be the air con. I think from memory the coolant smells sweet. I’ll let you know when I get some tomorrow lol
     
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  3. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    At least I’m not alone with the puddles


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  4. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    At least your near home and it’s your air con lol
     
  5. Yern

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    Always remembered if I dipped a finger to taste - sweet = coolant, bitter = brake fluid, strange/smell = washer fluid, oil = oil, fuel = fuel smell, anything else = don't worry unnecessarily yet!
     
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  6. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Um. Don't taste the coolant! Get a cat to lick it. Then wait and watch the cat for 6 hours. If it doesn't keel over, your good.
     
  7. Maypack

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    Just been out this morning and there’s still water dripping. Is that normal as the car hasn’t moved for 16 hours.


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  8. bgb

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    I have a cat that uses my spoiler as a landing spot from the fence, if anyone needs a coolant taste tester?
     
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  9. Yern

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    Has it been raining whilst it hasn't moved? If its 'clear' water perhaps its coming from the drain points? (not sure where these are but usually on the bulkhead)
     
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  10. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Rained heavily here yesterday and most of last night. My car left a trail of water up the driveway when I reversed out this morning.

    Just double check the fluid levels (coolant, brake, steering). If that hasn't moved I wouldn't be worried.
     
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  11. LouG

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    I got a mouthful of coolant trying to siphon some out of the bikes overflow tank. It's certainly not sweet, it's bloody disgusting. Bitter and peppery, worse than fuel.
     
  12. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    Doesn’t it depend on the coolant type? The stuff in ours (G13) is a bright pinky/purple. Maybe your’s was the sauce au poivre version for your bike LOL
     
  13. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I read on the internet (so must be true). Coolant used to taste sweet... but then they added something to it to make it bitter to stop animals wanting to drink it all the time.
     
  14. Maypack

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    Or wino’s


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  15. LouG

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    Prestone - yellow. I'll taste the VW stuff and get back to you. Maybe.
     
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  16. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    Lol
     
  17. Yern

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    My wife says the same about rocket!
     
  18. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    Rocket fuel? Or Salad?
     
  19. Yern

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    Ha ha...salad :ban: I love it though.
     

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