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HELP - Water leakage between the engine and gearbox

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I recently bought a fiat palio 2001 model.However, the car started leaking water two months after purchase. The water leak is between the engine and the gearbox. The car just suddenly started overheating but when I take the cap off the water is cold. I think it might be a water jacket between the engine and the gearbox. Could anyone help me? Please? With regards to the fixing of the problem that is...

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Re: HELP - Water leakage between the engine and gearbox

Leaking thermostat?
Have the cooling system presurized at a workshop to know for sure.

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Re: HELP - Water leakage between the engine and gearbox

http://eper.fiatforum.com/eper/navi?...D=1&GUI_LANG=3

it's a fairly simple system,

at @2001 , it could just be wear and tear.. a split hose..or loose joint

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Re: HELP - Water leakage between the engine and gearbox

had the same problem on my 2000 palio, had to pull the engine and gearbox.It was the welch plugs( that rusted through from the inside.I had to do all the welch plugs, on the rear, front and sides of the engine block.They were all ready to go.

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Thanks for that info..
Do you live in a harsh climate..

Or do you think the corrosion was from the cooling water..?

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Re: HELP - Water leakage between the engine and gearbox

The reason for the rust was, the car was in a frontal accident, about 5 years ago, and the panel beaters replaced the radiator, but failed to put antifreeze/coolant and just put 100% tap water into the coolant system, and that's what caused the rust.Always ensure you have 50/50 water and antfreeze agent in your coolant system, to prevent rust.
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Hi guys

Apologies for not getting back to yall sooner. It was normal wear and tear of the housing around the engine. Took my gearbox out and replaced all of the worn parts and she is running like the beaut that she is again.

I used antifreeze but then stopped for a few months and that's when it started. So now I'm just antifreeze and no water..

Thanks for all the advise given though...
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Re: HELP - Water leakage between the engine and gearbox

Just anti-freeze, and no water will cause cooling problems soon.
Rule: 50% anti-freeze and 50% dstilled water ( no tapwater).
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