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Old 5th March 2015, 10:13   #16
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Default Re: Whats that leak? Holden Astra 1.8

Your second picture could indicate steering fluid or coolant. Check if they use red color coolant. A google search on the car model do indicate some incidents of steering fluid leak.

This is not condensation water from the looks of it. It does appear clean up of some leak that was residing in some area which got flushed out after the rain. But thats a theory.

Check the CV joints as well while i feel this could be power steering based on the color and the last picture.
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Your second picture could indicate steering fluid or coolant. Check if they use red color coolant. A google search on the car model do indicate some incidents of steering fluid leak.

This is not condensation water from the looks of it. It does appear clean up of some leak that was residing in some area which got flushed out after the rain. But thats a theory.

Check the CV joints as well while i feel this could be power steering based on the color and the last picture.
Steering fluid - possible.

Just found a way to check it myself:
Check the power steering fluid level, this is usually in a black bottle at the front or side of the engine, unscrew cap and its a dark red liquid, often the dipstick is part of the lid so read the level on it before it all drips off.

Waiting to go home and check further.

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Default Re: Whats that leak? Holden Astra 1.8

If its watery, its the engine coolant leaking.

Very dangerous to drive with coolant leaking. Please fix ASAP.
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If its watery, its the engine coolant leaking.

Very dangerous to drive with coolant leaking. Please fix ASAP.
The water had dried yesterday evening, after I went home from work.
It was just a reddish oil on the floor under the hood.

I have called a home service guy tomorrow morning to top up the oils and check what's that leak. Its going to cost me A$ 120. Not sure if its expensive or not. Anyone from NSW?
Anyone having the idea on the rates?

Anyway.
So I am hoping that this is nothing major.
Will report anyway.

Thanks for all the help.

By the way, happy holi Team BHP.
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Default Re: Hyundai Santro: Coolant Leakage from a strange location

Just to close the discussion:
- It was coolant fluid leak from one of the hose seals. I got that fixed and it wasn't much.
The car is running pretty smooth and nice now.

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