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Coolant leak from middle of engine

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I was checking under the car and saw drops of coolant from the middle-ish of the engine (see attached picture). The car hasn't been used for the last week and a half. The bolt next to the text in the picture was damp, also up the engine block based on what I can feel, and it was coolant.

Car is 2003 996 C4 TipWhat would this be?


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There is a hose that runs either under or alongside the engine from the waterpump outlet to the Tiptronic in a Boxster -- I assume the 996 is similar.

I would follow the trail to see where it is coming from -- the leak is probably small and is travelling to the lowest point before

dripping below.


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Thanks Joe, that was what I thought.

Sending it to the dealer tomorrow to get confirmed, I told them to spend an hour max looking for the cause.

Car is not being used regularly anyway so it's not a hurry to get fixed but I like to know why.

UPDATE: the dealer put the coolant system under pressure for 2 hours, and ..... no leak. They didn't charge for anything, and I'll mark this solved and keeping an eye on the car.

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