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1.6 coolant loss

This is actually my MiTo, but same thing. I noticed this morning when refilling my screenwash that the coolant was well below the minimum line. I did top it up when I changed the oil a few months ago but I freely admit I've not been checking it regularly since then.
As I'm at work I've not had a chance to properly poke around it, but my initial suspicions are either the metal pipe that runs across the front of the engine (assuming the 1.6 suffers from this design too), or possibly the coolant temp sensor (as this was where it leaked on my old 1.4 Punto).
Again, at work so not checked for mayo in the oil but I'm going to assume that it's not getting into the cylinders anywhere as the car is still running perfectly fine.
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Re: 1.6 coolant loss

No damp carpets ?

OAT coolant..so 'rusty stains' rather than blue furry areas at leak source.

Diesel not petrol?
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No dampness in the cabin, yes pink/OAT coolant so will be looking out for red marks when I can. Diesel, yes.
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Re: 1.6 coolant loss

I’d have a look on mine but the engine bay is so crammed it’s hard to see anything.

I’m not sure the Diesel engines do have the pipe running across the front?

I think they have plastic thermostat housings which have the tendency to crack, but I’d have thought you’d have lost a lot more coolant that way.
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Re: 1.6 coolant loss

The thermostat housing was also a candidate in my head, and tbh the timing belt is due so I may replace it while doing the belt and pump anyway...
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I wonder if the Bravo owners could be more help, there are certainly more 1.6 bravos than there are puntos
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True, I was thinking more about packaging than application
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Looking under the bonnet of mine there is not much difference to the bravo, just no space around anything. I was thinking the bravo bunch would be able to advise if there are any problem pipes, all I can see from looking at mine is that there is a top of an engine and zero chance of getting your hand in anywhere to do any work on it.
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True, I was thinking more about packaging than application
Did you ever get to the bottom of this, just in case I ever have a similar problem on mine ?
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Re: 1.6 coolant loss

No, I've had a good poke around and can't see any signs of leaks anywhere. Seems to be about 200ml per week. In the throes of moving house/renovating right now so no time for a full check.
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