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Old 10-19-2020, 01:12 PM   #1
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Coolant Leak Near passenger side (US) radiator

Have a leak somewhere on the passenger side, at the very front of the car. Noticed anti-freeze on the top of the lower radiator pipe when looking from above, before the small pool that started to appear on the drive.

Took the lower black plastic cover off and from a video the drip appears to be on the right hand side of the fan shroud just above the cross member - haven't gotten a better look yet or thrown on a pressure test.

Any common problems/issues I should be looking for?
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Old 11-04-2020, 12:26 PM   #2
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Updates - pressure test

Borrowed a pressure tester from OíReillyís. Pushed to 17/18 PSI. No pressure drop after 2 hrs. Definitely see staining on the top of the lower radiator hose and drip of fluid on lower radiator, from before the pressure test.

See hard/crusty anti-freeze build-up on the plastic T piece on the top hose. Thinking just replace the top hose and T piece because itís cheap enough.

Any other thoughts other than wait for a bigger leak? Also noticed the leak only happens when the car is hot, so 20min drive, not after 5 mins even though already at operating temp.
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