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My family and I stayed the weekend up at Martha's Vineyard over the Memorial Day Weekend and I noticed during my pre-road trip check of all fluids etc that I had some residual coolant on the upper right hand corner of my radiator. We made the trip with no issues whatsoever but have already scheduled an appointment to have it replaced. Has anyone else seen this yet? I currently have 18k miles on the odometer. See photo of leak and car at the Vineyard..
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Um nooooo .... i think this is a new one .... haven't looked at the Giulia forum though
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Isn't that the upper left corner. from the front??

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Isn't that the upper left corner. from the front??
No..When looking at the engine from the front it is on the right side of the radiator..Directly in front of the Turbo..

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Hey guys/gals,

My family and I stayed the weekend up at Martha's Vineyard over the Memorial Day Weekend and I noticed during my pre-road trip check of all fluids etc that I had some residual coolant on the upper right hand corner of my radiator. We made the trip with no issues whatsoever but have already scheduled an appointment to have it replaced. Has anyone else seen this yet? I currently have 18k miles on the odometer. See photo of leak and car at the Vineyard..
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Keep us updated on your dealer visit. If you need any assistance while in service, please let us know. We're available via direct message and would be happy to help.

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So it is the left side of vehicle. Its like folks looking in the mirror..... did you check the fasteners ? Should not be a major unless shrapnel has perfed something! Does reservoir still have fluid? If it is not empty, loss is less than a qt in all most likely.

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Dried and really small amount of fluid it looks like.


Fasteners is good guess...I would think something very slightly loose that only shoots out a spurt of liquid in some situations. Like a hard turn with a bump that shakes the engine...probably not a big deal, might have even fixed itself by snapping into place at some point. Still good to notice and get checked out, glad you had a nice trip!


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Hey guys/gals,

My family and I stayed the weekend up at Martha's Vineyard over the Memorial Day Weekend and I noticed during my pre-road trip check of all fluids etc that I had some residual coolant on the upper right hand corner of my radiator. We made the trip with no issues whatsoever but have already scheduled an appointment to have it replaced. Has anyone else seen this yet? I currently have 18k miles on the odometer. See photo of leak and car at the Vineyard..[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.stelvioforum.com/forum/images/StelvioForum_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/IMG]
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Thank you Jasmine.

I will keep everyone posted.

I have an appointment scheduled for the 18th of June to bring it in with a replacement vehicle.

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So it is the left side of vehicle. Its like folks looking in the mirror..... did you check the fasteners ? Should not be a major unless shrapnel has perfed something! Does reservoir still have fluid? If it is not empty, loss is less than a qt in all most likely.
I checked the fasteners and indeed they are all tight..The leak seems to be coming from where the plastic end tank meets the metal portion of the radiator.

There are seemingly 2 reservoirs on this vehicle and the one on the passenger side near the cowl was nearly empty when I checked and I subsequently filled it before my trip.

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Dried and really small amount of fluid it looks like.


Fasteners is good guess...I would think something very slightly loose that only shoots out a spurt of liquid in some situations. Like a hard turn with a bump that shakes the engine...probably not a big deal, might have even fixed itself by snapping into place at some point. Still good to notice and get checked out, glad you had a nice trip!


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Haha..Thanks 🙂

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