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Old 08-24-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Leaking under car

Hello,

So I just drove from Pittsburgh to Maryland and then i had to move my car after i parked it and I see some liquid dripping. I decide to move the car maybe the liquid was already on the floor and I start to take things out of my car. I decide to get a flashlight and take a look and I see liquid dripping.

I put some paper tower to suck the liquid and try to see what it was. It looks to me like it's water, has no smell and is white clear. but is dripping from a weird spot. I msg my friend the pics and he said it looks like is water from my AC running as I just drove 4hrs.

What you guys think?




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Old 08-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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If your low coolant light never came on then most likely it is condensation from the A/C. I would still check your coolant level once the car cools off.

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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my coolant light never came on, getting no codes nothing. just the leak which is really water but I never seen it before.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Did you taste it. Not pour yourself a heaping glass of it, but just dab some on your finger and taste.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #5
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Did you taste it. Not pour yourself a heaping glass of it, but just dab some on your finger and taste.
Is hot. I burned my finger. and I did not taste it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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I just check the car right now and is not leaking anymore.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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So my coolant light turn on when I was driving back home and good thing I had some in the car but what you guys think ?
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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It's probably time for a cooling system overhaul, but here is a diagnostic thread on the cooling system:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=781087
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #9
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I done all of that about a year ago. Where the leaking is coming from under the car doesn't fit any of the parts I change
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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I actually think it was a bit less then a year ago
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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thats exactly where my a/c leaks from. not a problem.
EDIT: unless your pavement was EXTREMELY hot then it may be hot from dripping off your transmission, engine bay, etc, i couldnt imagine why your coolant or mystery fluid would be coming out of that area otherwise. i remember this stuff dripping onto my forehead when i was changing my tranny mounts. no low fluid levels other than my washer fluid reservoir.

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #12
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All cars drip water from the a/c in humid weather. Don't worry about it.

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #13
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well I been driving aggressive lately to work and then 4hrs back and forth plus went to the Bimmerfest which was about 2hrs. I think is normal for the coolant to go down like that specially in the 80-85 degrees and very humid but Thanks a lot guys
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