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Pink pud­dle

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► The driver of this 2011 Fiat Fiorino 16v Mul­ti­jet had no­ticed a strange smell from the en­gine bay, then dis­cov­ered a small pud­dle of pink liq­uid after leav­ing the ve­hi­cle parked for a short time. We con­firmed this was most likely coolant due to a cool­ing sys­tem leak and, as the van had been stand­ing for a while and the en­gine had cooled, we ad­vised check­ing the coolant level be­fore driv­ing to the work­shop. Luck­ily, it was not se­ri­ously low.

Once the ve­hi­cle ar­rived, one glance underneath con­firmed that the en­gine had a coolant leak from the water pump. On this en­gine, the water pump is driven by the aux­il­iary drive­belt and is quite an easy job to re­new.

With the new pump fit­ted and the cool­ing sys­tem re­filled with fresh an­tifreeze, the van was ready to go back to work.

 ??  ?? It wasn’t dif­fi­cult to trace the source of the leak­ing coolant.
It wasn’t dif­fi­cult to trace the source of the leak­ing coolant.

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