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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..:smile
 

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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..:smile
Hello NYCSTELVIO,

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.

Jasmine
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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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!


That last picture makes me think a speed boat shaped like an Alfa would be awesome...
 

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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..
Hello NYCSTELVIO,

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.

Jasmine
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
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!


That last picture makes me think a speed boat shaped like an Alfa would be awesome...
Haha..Thanks 🙂
 

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When I took delivery of my 2018 Ti sport, I got it home and then noticed that the reservoir by the windshield left side, or passenger side, was near empty. I took it in and yes, that is the secondary for engine while the closer to front driver side is for turbocharger. Dealer locally, not where I bought it, gave me some fluid and so far, not seeing it drain. It is normally low and it is pressurized so don’t work on it when car is still hot. It does hold fluid when cold, but expect it to look low. Mine was really low. Good luck
 

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You may have solved the mystery. If you notice the passenger cowl area overflow tank, the full mark is VERY low on it. If you overfilled the system, it may indeed have overflowed during your trip.
 

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You may have solved the mystery. If you notice the passenger cowl area overflow tank, the full mark is VERY low on it. If you overfilled the system, it may indeed have overflowed during your trip.
Unfortunately that is not the case..I noticed the residual coolant buildup before my trip and filled the secondary tank at that time.
 

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Any drips on floor? If not, can't be much and I would suspect an overflow hose.
Just did my Evora. front radiator adds a whole new level of fun to coolant change. After 6+++ burps, refills etc, I finally got it filled. Took it out for a high rpm flog last week, came home, found coolant on floor next day. It was kicking out the overfill. No biggie. If you got it real hot in heavy traffic, could be the same.
 

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Any drips on floor? If not, can't be much and I would suspect an overflow hose.
Just did my Evora. front radiator adds a whole new level of fun to coolant change. After 6+++ burps, refills etc, I finally got it filled. Took it out for a high rpm flog last week, came home, found coolant on floor next day. It was kicking out the overfill. No biggie. If you got it real hot in heavy traffic, could be the same.
No drips from what I can but just an occasional whiff of coolant can be detected..

Not too worried about it..

I drop the hammer on it quite often each and every time I drive it and nothing has exploded yet! :grin
 

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Yes. I had two leaks that ended up causing transmission and braking issues and my car has been in service for almost two weeks and they just told me they ordered the wrong part. Have me a freaking mini van. I’m so not happy right now. But anywho, this could cause major issues for you as well. It got so bad that acceleration and braking caused whiplash and if I lived in a busier area I would’ve been rear ended as I couldn’t count on performance. Only 1300 miles.
 

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Yes. I had two leaks that ended up causing transmission and braking issues and my car has been in service for almost two weeks and they just told me they ordered the wrong part. Have me a freaking mini van. I’m so not happy right now. But anywho, this could cause major issues for you as well. It got so bad that acceleration and braking caused whiplash and if I lived in a busier area I would’ve been rear ended as I couldn’t count on performance. Only 1300 miles.
Sounds serious, more information would be nice. Braking and transmission issues means the leaks probably weren't coolant. We'd like to know more..
 

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Yes. I had two leaks that ended up causing transmission and braking issues and my car has been in service for almost two weeks and they just told me they ordered the wrong part. Have me a freaking mini van. I’m so not happy right now. But anywho, this could cause major issues for you as well. It got so bad that acceleration and braking caused whiplash and if I lived in a busier area I would’ve been rear ended as I couldn’t count on performance. Only 1300 miles.
Hello Deek1015,

We're sorry to hear you're having a tough time. Send us a direct message as we'd be glad to escalate this for further handling.

Jasmine
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