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Inside or outside the hose?
If outside, it maybe just weeping a little - try tightening...
If inside the hose then dig deeper mate, get the rocker off, look at the dipstick, lift the rad cap etc, etc...
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Tightening it might be a little more difficult than it sounds, some of the main hoses on my cooling system are held on with an inbuilt spring clip that slides out of the hose-attachment interface. It might be worth a trip to the Parts shop to get a spare for the road. Nothing like being prepared. Its always easier to do this sort of work on your terms than on the side of the freeway/motorway/autobahn with hot coolant trying to remove the skin from your hands. But heck, if you are into that sort of thing, roll the dice and go unprepared.
Have you noticed any change in your coolant level recently?
now you mention it,it does seem to lose a tad. also the thing is held on by a little spring thingy,will have another look at right away. You are correct,it should be easier doing it on my drive than autobahn side. mind you i have recovery with RAC.
Bet thats where my coolant has been slipping off too.Nice one Brettski.
just been to a garage and they reckon its a possible thermostat housing problem,wtf, what do youreckon? no issues with temp or overheating,they reckon its a blowout from engine gas!possibly. i suspect its just a leaky pipe. Your thoughts please
no sign of discolouration,coolant seems normal,the crud is formed round the thermo housing bit where the pipe joins it. The mech reckons coz the pressure in the other hoses is high when squeezed it is a sign that something is amiss. i still think its a leaky connection.am now looking for some one with a sniffer to tell me if there's fumes in the tank.
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