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Is my car safe?

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notimetoshop Sat 15-Aug-09 21:22:15

There is a puddle of water under the engine, the bottom of the engine is all wet. Any ideas. (The AC/fan is off - AC has never worked).
Stressed about long drive coming up.

CMOTdibbler Sat 15-Aug-09 21:27:35

Sounds like the radiator may have sprung a leak. Car will be safe, but will overheat easily.

You'll need to get to a garage for them to look at it

Naetha Sat 15-Aug-09 21:35:39

Apparently if you crack a raw egg into the radiator when the car is hot, it will seal a leak.


thisisyesterday Sat 15-Aug-09 21:37:31

surely you'll just ghave a poached egg then??? lol

notimetoshop Sat 15-Aug-09 21:41:15

It does smell very hot, but the indicator light doesn't rise particularly.
But like I said I usually only do a mile or so locally. I fret before driving. Luckily I have v nice garage who have checked oil for me and put new bulbs in etc.

southeastastra Sat 15-Aug-09 21:43:15

if you worry like me, get it looked at straight away, probably a small leak but i'd panic until it was fixed

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