So took the s3 out today and after turning out of the driveway got the red coolant level warning on the DIS. So I turned right back and we took the OH's car out instead.
- Just checked the fault codes......none.
- Checked the coolant level......it is indeed running quite low.....but there is still coolant in the system.
- Checked for signs of leakage and find a single hose with salmon pink (whitish G12++ colour) scum around the ends, but not soaking wet. (see pic below)
- Checked dipstick, coolant resevoir and oil filler cap - no mayo present.
So do people have any suggestions? Do you think this is just a leak or something more serious?
I should add i have been getting smoke on start up that disappears after about a mile......nothing on full boost so i had assumed this to be valve stem guides/seals that i was going to start looking into getting sorted.
Any input would be much appreciated.......pic below: