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Hi all, not posted for ages, guess the car's been like clockwork so nothing to worry about! I went to to top up the washer fluid today and saw this 'fling' on the air box. My first inclination was it's dried coolant which has been flung off aux the drive belt? Any thoughts?... (The car has a new thermostat, housing and Behr rad a couple of years ago, replaced as a precaution) On an unrelated matter I have a very oily pipe which comes out the bottom of the PAS reservoir. It's been like it since I had the car in 2009 at c.65k miles (it's on 104k now). Is this a common fail point? It's wet all the way down to where it joins the rad assembly: Any thoughts or comments appreciated.
Hi looking for some help, I keep finding an oily fluid sprayed from the viscous fan towards the back of the engine, mostly over the inlet manifold. It is also getting sprayed sideways, upwards and downwards along the plane of the fan blades hence there is fluid in the cowling, coolant hoses and air box. But there is no fluid on the fan itself or on any of the belts. The fluid is greyish blue and oily, not like coolant. When it first happened it was just after I had replaced the oil filter housing gasket and I disturbed both the PAS pipes and coolant hoses so there was some combined leakage plus I suspect a small leak from the filter housing still. This all combined into a right mess. So I stripped it all down, cleaned it up, refitted the oil filter housing (correctly) and fixed the PAS pipes and coolant pipes. No leaks for them now. No oil anywhere from the housing or around the engine. However after doing a reasonable drive (about 20 miles) I could smell hot engine oil, lifted the bonnet and there was the bluish grey fluid in the usual places. All I can think of is its from the viscous fan but there seems an awful lot of it but no sign of oil leaking from the fan anywhere. I replaced the viscous fan last March with an eBay item, one of the first things I replaced after I got the car in January. The car is a 2002 3.0i with 155k. Thanks in advance Martin