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Old 07-29-2013, 01:07 PM
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Help tracking down a leak

In the last couple of days I noticed a leak under my w210 E300TD.

It was green so im guessing trans fluid or coolant.

Went under the car and saw a green crust formation on the metal transmission pipe(alternator side) where it screws onto the flexi, looked like there was corrosion around the P clip that holds it inplace, I removed the whole pipe and cleaned it up and repaired it, there was no visible holes.

I put it all back together and took it for a drive, the next day it is still leaking, after seeing the colour of my trans fluid yesterday im guessing it has to be the coolant.

I cant see anywhere in that area where it could be leaking from.

Has anyone had a leak in this area or can anyone point me in the right direction to track the source down.

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:22 PM
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Firstly, your coolant should not be green... it should be clear or gold.

2ndly... that crust appears to be copper corrosion, from chroming or something... perhaps it's condensation from the a/c?

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