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Posted by Itsasaab [Email] (#2054) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Itsasaab) on Mon, 11 Jan 2021 12:49:01 Share Post by Email
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'05 linear wagon with 137,000 mls.
Changed oil yesterday. All seemed good.

This morning however there was a pinkish orange oily puddle on the driveway where the car had been sitting last night
So, I ramped it again and found that all the usual suspects (engine oil drain plug, filter, etc.) were good and that there was no eveidence of any oil from there. Or ANYwhere in fact.

On return from a short trip I looked under again and found that, believe it or not, the air-con drain hole under the passenger side is the culprit. I cannot tell if it is coolant (orange Dexcool) tranny fluid (T-IV red) or engine oil brand new Mobil 1 0W-40. (I have a terrible nose for such things - except wine). It's just pinkish/orangish oily water.

Question: How can that drain plug have ANY oil in it? Can anyone tell me please?
I expect I have overlooked something obvious as it just seems so weird.
Interestingly, there has for a long time been a very occasional smell of what seems like a coolant drip being burned on the exhaust or something.
I dismissed it because there was no obvious loss of coolant. Now I am not so sure.

Help please!

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