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Old 27-09-2010   #1
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Coolant Leak

I have just discovered a coolant leak on my Bravo, just drove to stockport and back and when i come back i noticed a big damp patch on the drive. I lifted the bonnet and low and behold the coolant has dipped below minimum and a quick shine with a torch and the plastic engine floor is covered in pink coolant. checked as many pipes as i could but couldnt find a leak, but dried coolant is all along the bottom of the radiatior the full width. Nothings come off the turbo either.

now, the car stood for two weeks whilst i was away but has done 500 miles since coming back. im a bit of a loss as to where its coming from.

im still in warranty until may 2011, its fully fiat serviced, is this something that will be covered?
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Re: Coolant Leak

Take it in to them.

It shouldn be leaking coolant at all, so it should be covered under warranty. if anything it'll be a faulty pipe like mine ended up being. Or could be the water pump which again was replaced on mine!
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its only leaking by the looks of it when being driven.... so im thinking waterpump or thermostat, but anyway its booked in at the dealers for thursday.... after rush hour!!
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news from the dealer is that the radiator has failed, should be under warranty
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news from the dealer is that the radiator has failed, should be under warranty
Think i remember reading the same happening to a 500 or Grande Punto. Certainly been coolant leaks from many areas on the latest range of cars (hoses on GPs, waterpumps on MJets, radiators/clips on at least one 500 i think).
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