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Barchetta My Last car

1996 Barchetta, orginally sold in Germany, imported to UK then exported to Spain.

Introduction

Traded in my 2021 Abarth 595C Monza edition (only 8,000kms) for a 1996 Barchetta (153,000kms) as it is more fun here in sunny Spain, it will be my last car. Going to replace everything under the skin starting with the sticking starter motor.
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Decided to clean the interior for the first time since purchase. On lifting the passenger side floor mat I found a pool of green 'radiator water' which appears to be coming from the heater core. After some testing I discovered that if I leave the A/C in COLD position it doesn't leak, living in sunny Spain this is not too much of a hardship so I am not going to attempt to fix it for now. The temp gauge is always just below normal so it must be a small leak....
 

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Decided to clean the interior for the first time since purchase. On lifting the passenger side floor mat I found a pool of green 'radiator water' which appears to be coming from the heater core. After some testing I discovered that if I leave the A/C in COLD position it doesn't leak, living in sunny Spain this is not too much of a hardship so I am not going to attempt to fix it for now. The temp gauge is always just below normal so it must be a small leak. Is this a common fault on early models equipped with aircon?

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