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Leak under car - normal?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by razza1, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed quite a bit of oil like liquid under the car:

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    I've run my finger through it and its not oil coloured, it's clear, it just has a sheen to it like oil. My first thought was it's the aircon condensing, which you usually get a bit of, but not to this extent...

    It's dripping from pretty much the back of the undertray

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    but only when the engine's on, had a look through the engine bay but can't see anything obvious
     
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    well it could be from anywhere as it will collect on undertray and drop at the center
    is your coolant lever droping ?
     
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    can i see a pic of under your bonnet
    i wana se how you got the rs4 covers to fit
     
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    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    this is the old car with covers fitted, same as the new one:

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    will check the coolant level in the morning
     
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    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    it is actually only one cover...
     
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    cheers for the pic
    i thought you ment you had the carbon covers fitted
     
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    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    nope, haven't got that kind of money lying around lol :)
     
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    coolant level's fine, hasn't been leaking further sat on the drive, think it must eb the aircon..
     
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    I had a similar problem that turned out to be a cracked pipe on the power steering.
     
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    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Just had an audi technician out, they've noticed the transfer box is weeping, thinks it's a leak from there.

    I also get a kind of juddering when accelerating hard, but not sure if that's normal for quattro as have nothing to compare it to (it's the first quattro I've had)...so they're going to check that out also for me.

    It's under Audi warranty and recovery, so they're taking it away for me and giving me a replacement car until it's fixed, glad I had that as could be expensive (maybe), although have only had the car for 4 weeks... :(
     

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