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    i think i have narowed it down to the air con leaking, and when turning heater to hot it is turning the water into steam, has anyone else come accross this and is there an easy self do fix? cheers to those who helped from last thread

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    the air con wont have water in it - its a refrigerant based system - likely to be the heater matrix leaking hence why your having to top up the coolant regularly

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    so what is the fix mate? a garage?

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    we still need to establsh where the leak is actually coming from at that stage you should be able to assertain if its a home repair or a garage jobby- a fred in the shed (cheap back street garages) should be able to pressure test you cooling system - he would be able to determine the locus of the leak and advise you accordingly - if its the matrix as i now suspect - could be a dash out job

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    but with no wet patch in foot well doesnt that sugest other wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adfrodsham View Post
    but with no wet patch in foot well doesnt that sugest other wise?
    not necessarily depends where the matrix is located and if its leaking from the casing or one of the connectors/pipes - have you run the vehicle up to temp (stationary) until the fans cut in - then looked under the vehicle for signs of a leak ?? - you may be able to locate a pool of coolant forming under the vehicle - all the smells are pointing towards burning hot stale water/coolant and steam via the vents suggests the matrix may be leaking internally

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    will try tommorow mate and let you know as you seem to be the guy in the know

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    Quote Originally Posted by adfrodsham View Post
    will try tommorow mate and let you know as you seem to be the guy in the know

    you can always pm me good luck ..

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