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Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by lebrunseven, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. lebrunseven

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    just moved the '80 512 from winter storage. noticed a 4" puddle of antifreeze on the floor, coming from about the right rear wheel area. any ideas?
     
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  3. Newman

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    Theres a hose that runs from the tank to the ground to vent pressure and fluid during an overheat condition. You could have too much coolant in the tank so some was forced out. You could have a faulty cap that doesnt hold pressure and it simply vented onto the floor after shut-down.
     
  4. silvergts1998

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    When you say right wheel...describe passenger side or driver's side? Is the puddle by the rear passenger side? If so I think the radiators can be prone to flexing a little where it can develop a small crack on the core. The good news is that the radiators are not too hard to take out. Also you have many hose clamps and connecting hoses that could just be getting old which is causing some slow seapage.
     
  5. fastradio

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    As Boxers don't have their radiators in the rear. The only coolant source near the right rear wheel would be the coolant hose going to the front of the car for the heater cores. The hose nipple is just forward of the right rear wheel....

    The coolant expansion tank overflow hose, as Paul eludes to, is directly in front of the left rear wheel.

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  6. silvergts1998

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    okay now I feel like an idiot...I thought he meant 512TR. LOL!
     
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  8. fastradio

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    I actually had to think about what you posted....for a moment, before my brain kicked into gear!
     
  9. carguy

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    As stated previously I'd check all hoses and connections, etc. Could it also be possible that there has been some "seepage" from the water pump weep hole, or maybe at the head gasket area?
     
  10. Newman

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    mine is on the right where the tank is.
     
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    Mine's on the left...
     
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  13. Newman

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    My drysump tank is on the left.....oh thats right you dont have one of those, you have an oil pan like a taxi.......
     
  14. Shamile

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    Well, Sonny Crocket drove my car and made us all ( even Newman ) look cool. :D


    Shamile

    Freeze...Miami Vice !
     
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    One quick taxi, mind you...but, you already knew that.
     

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