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Strange oil leak in front of the passenager rear wheel


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At first, I thought it was water came out from the waste drainage hole. But after a full day of sunny drive, it was obvious that these weren't water, they are oil. Question is what type of oil. The position of the leak is in front of the engine, and I didn't see any motor oil leaking from the engine when I jacked up the car. The color of the oil is quite clear and carry a very light green color. I suspected that it could be hydraulic oil. Any thought would be helpful?

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It was quite difficult to check the power steering oil level, but I suspected that was it after comparing the oil drop on a white piece of paper with the Hydraulic oil. They look almost the same color.

If the leak was water base, the stain should dry on the card board overnight, but it didn't. I will discard the possibility of coolant for now. I will try to follow the hydraulic line to see where it lead to.

thanks,

Check your power steering fluid and your coolant tank - both are greenish in color.
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Oh no. The convertible top can't open today. It could be the e-brake sensor or may be due to the " strange oil " leak. Keep my finger cross nothing serious.

Weather is so good in Toronto. I am missing it... .

Check your power steering fluid and your coolant tank - both are greenish in color.
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Confirmed. The oil leak was caused by the hydraulic cylinder for the convertible top.

At first, I thought it was water came out from the waste drainage hole. But after a full day of sunny drive, it was obvious that these weren't water, they are oil. Question is what type of oil. The position of the leak is in front of the engine, and I didn't see any motor oil leaking from the engine when I jacked up the car. The color of the oil is quite clear and carry a very light green color. I suspected that it could be hydraulic oil. Any thought would be helpful?
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Confirmed. The oil leak was caused by the hydraulic cylinder for the convertible top.

At first, I thought it was water came out from the waste drainage hole. But after a full day of sunny drive, it was obvious that these weren't water, they are oil. Question is what type of oil. The position of the leak is in front of the engine, and I didn't see any motor oil leaking from the engine when I jacked up the car. The color of the oil is quite clear and carry a very light green color. I suspected that it could be hydraulic oil. Any thought would be helpful?

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