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oil in drivers side footwell

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

  1. bigdavevw

    bigdavevw Member

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    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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  3. Greg-S3

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    Could it be a previous spillage? Perhaps the recent heat is bringing it back up?
     
  4. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN 14.0 @ 98mph 2s 60ft

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    clutch or brake fluid?? coolant from a leaking heater matrix?
     
  5. Steve B5 Biker

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    +1 Had similar issues few years back on 80 coupe, was coolant loss from heater matrix. could be expensive sorry ..:sadwalk:
     
  6. Alex C

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    Heater matrix is passenger side I think
     
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    Matrix is passenger side... its most likely brake fluid from the clutch master cylinder

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  8. bigdavevw

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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?
     
  9. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN 14.0 @ 98mph 2s 60ft

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    Look up at the servo by the pedal box fir leakage
     
  10. Alex C

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    also passenger side
     
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    hmmm strange
    have you lent the car to your missus ?
     
  12. epox

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    Check the fluid levels first, have you had to top up any fluids?
    Mark
     

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