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oil in drivers side footwell

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bigdavevw, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. bigdavevw
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Hi guys, bit of a weird problem with my 2001 1.8t, whenever i lift the drivers matt, there seems to be an oily substance on the carpet, sort of like baby oil :asskicking:

    can anyone think what it could be?

    Dave
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Could it be a previous spillage? Perhaps the recent heat is bringing it back up?
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    clutch or brake fluid?? coolant from a leaking heater matrix?
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    +1 Had similar issues few years back on 80 coupe, was coolant loss from heater matrix. could be expensive sorry ..:sadwalk:
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    Heater matrix is passenger side I think
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Matrix is passenger side... its most likely brake fluid from the clutch master cylinder

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    hmmm doesn,t smell like brake fluid. I dunno, last thing i want to do is rip the carpet up. Also the rear wiper doesn,t work, can the hose split under the carpet?
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    Look up at the servo by the pedal box fir leakage
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    also passenger side
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    hmmm strange
    have you lent the car to your missus ?
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    Check the fluid levels first, have you had to top up any fluids?
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