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Last night, in the dark, I thought I had an oil leak. Turns out it is water aka coolant. I raised the car up and could not find the source.

I started the car everything sounded fine. No leaking let it idle for 10 minutes still no leak. Drove it around the block and looked again and it was raining coolant from what looked like the front of the left side of the motor. The heat shields were in the way so I could not get a good look. I took a couple of pictures. post-53265-0-56047600-1301617045_thumb.jpost-53265-0-32919900-1301617057_thumb.j

Any thoughts as to next steps before I blow my bonus over at the dealer service department?

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There are a couple of hoses in that area and a plate on the engine which has a gasket that can fail. You need to get the car up high enough so that you can see what is leaking.

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Last night, in the dark, I thought I had an oil leak. Turns out it is water aka coolant. I raised the car up and could not find the source.

I started the car everything sounded fine. No leaking let it idle for 10 minutes still no leak. Drove it around the block and looked again and it was raining coolant from what looked like the front of the left side of the motor. The heat shields were in the way so I could not get a good look. I took a couple of pictures. post-53265-0-56047600-1301617045_thumb.jpost-53265-0-32919900-1301617057_thumb.j

Any thoughts as to next steps before I blow my bonus over at the dealer service department?

Glad it's coolant!!!

Take a look at the DIY so that you can get an idea of the location of the coolant reservoir and the hoses around it so that you can isolate the source of the leak: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php/tutorials/article/232-diy-replace-coolant-reservoir/

Regards, Maurice.

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Looks too far forward for the reservoir. I agree with Dharn55.

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I tend to agree, I used a mirror and could not see the tank leaking. Took it out anyway so I could get a better look. appears to be coming from the front of the motor, not the tank that is for sure. I'll post later tonight.

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Well I sent it off on a flat bed to the Indy shop here in Sac. I suspect there is a procedure to lower the engine to inspect and enable a repair, but at this point I need to get this old girl back on the road.

Stay tuned fellas I will update what I learn from the Indy.

Thanks for all your replies.

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