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    Default 3.2GSi 'leaking' what looks like water - should I be worried?

    OK so I just stopped at my second home and when I went to get back in the car I noticed it had had a little (well quite a fair sized) wee...

    It isn't petrol and I'm fairly sure it is water (cold, clear, odourless, very light/watery). The leak appears to be coming from a pipe which comes out of the bulkhead on just on the drivers side of the centre and terminates.

    Is this 'just' something to do with the aircon, is it something else entirely, should I be worried?

    All other levels look OK but it did *seem* to me that the engine was running a little hotter than normal between home number 2 and home number 1 - but this is most likely my imagination (I hope).

    Any help appreciated, I have done a cursory search but haven't found anything: thought I'd post and then go for a proper trawl as I'm s'posed to drive to Lahndan tomorrow...

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    Sounds like the condensation draining from having the aircon on.

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    Aye m8, it does!

    Keep an eye on fluids if you're concerned, though

    Oh, and having the aircon on not only places additional load on the engine, but it also throws the heat it removes from the interior of the car right in front of the radiator (on most setups), so having it run a little warmer is not unreasonable.

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    Thanks chaps, that's what I thought (couldn't figure where 'clean' water would be coming from otherwise...).

    Cheers

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