Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 01:15:56 GMT
From: - Bob - <>
Subject: Re: URGENT Advice needed 1997 9000 - AC SYStem exhaust?!?

On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 22:12:55 GMT, "Al" <> wrote: >I turned her off pronto and investigated, there is a brown fluid which >appears to have been shot across the front of the engine bay right to left, >but I cant see a source. It has coated the dump valve (recirc valve) and >edge of the radiator fan assembly. I don't seem to have lost any oil, >steering fluid, water or brake fluid. I'm guessing an emergency venting of >fluid from the AC compressor? Not the A/C. It doesn't vent and aside from some fluorescent green leak detector that might be in there, it is never brown and you would not see it. Do you have an automatic transmission? It could be tranny fluid from the cooler. If so, do not drive the car until it is repaired. It could also be oil blown out of the turbo.

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