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Pink liquid leaking

skinnyman9000 Mar 21, 2011

  1. skinnyman9000

    skinnyman9000 New Member

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    I've got a leak coming from the under side of the car under the engine and it's getting slowly worse. It's leaking a pink oily type fluid, but it doesn't really smell. Whats it likely to be?
     
  2. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Pink.
    Coolant.
     
  3. skinnyman9000

    skinnyman9000 New Member

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    Coolant reservoir is full, and the coolant is more of a orange rusty colour
     
  4. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    I can't think what else would be pink in the engine.
     
  5. nwmlarge

    nwmlarge flat out

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    the resevoir might be rusty colour but the coolant is pink if it has been replaced in the last year.

    taste it, if its sweet its coolant if its oily its gearbox or power steering fluid.
     
  6. nwmlarge

    nwmlarge flat out

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    oh and might be washer fluid ?
     
  7. skinnyman9000

    skinnyman9000 New Member

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    What colour will the power steering and gearbox oil be? They were black on my rado
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    gearbox oil is pinky/red, but smells very strongly of sulphur

    PAS fluid is green if its the right stuff, but some moron could have filled it with ATF, which is red, and will kill the seals in the PAS rack...
     
  9. skinnyman9000

    skinnyman9000 New Member

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    I've come to the conclusion that it's coolant. The PAS fluid is green, and has a certain smell. I decided to do the taste test on the leaked liquid. It doesn't taste sweet, but it tastes exactly the same as the stuff in the reservoir. Next question is, why isn't the reservoir level going down?
     
  10. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    my old cat used to piss pink
    just a thought
     
  11. jonnycraig

    jonnycraig Member

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    LMFAO!

    [​IMG]

    So thats why next doors cat sits under my car!!!
     
  12. nwmlarge

    nwmlarge flat out

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    when are you checking the resevoir? just after pulling up ? the water will be at its highest level at this point.
    try it stone cold and on level ground
     

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