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Old July 26th, 2014, 04:31 AM
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Problems with engine cooler

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As i was driving down the highway there was a lot of pink colored liquids coming out of my engine! I think it is the cooling fluid! But dont know for sure! There aren't any cable leaks or something so i think it was the pressure getting to high but im not sure! My engine got quit hot but my thermometer wasnt getting any higher! Anybody who ever had this? And if anybody knows how to fix it, some help would be nice because i'm in the middle of France, just got my drivers licence and have no experience with my car breaking down.
Its a landy defender 90 from 1997 btw
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Old July 26th, 2014, 06:49 AM
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Pink talks ATF to me.
Not the govt version (Arms Tobacco and Firearms) but Automatic fluid.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 12:34 PM
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Rocky's right. It is most likely transmission fluid. Is it coming from the backside or somewhere towards the front? My guess is either a transmission cooler line or power steering.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 03:12 PM
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Rocky's right. It is most likely transmission fluid. Is it coming from the backside or somewhere towards the front? My guess is either a transmission cooler line or power steering.
. It comes out of the front of the car and only when i drive over a long distance! When i let the motor run everthing seems fine and i can still drive but the liquid had the same color as my coolant. I also called some mechanics and they all said that its the pressure from the coolant reservoir
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. It comes out of the front of the car and only when i drive over a long distance! When i let the motor run everthing seems fine and i can still drive but the liquid had the same color as my coolant. I also called some mechanics and they all said that its the pressure from the coolant reservoir
Taste it. Not a spoonful mind you, just a dab on a fingertip. If its super sweet, it is engine coolant. You can also taste the engine coolant from the reservoir and compare if you need further verification.
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You don't have to taste it. You should be able to smell it. Personally, I wouldn't put anything in my mouth that I wouldn't consume.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 05:42 PM
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I tasted yesterday, so there is no way back! But im pretty that it was the pressure that had to get out! I made sure there is enough liquid in the coolant reservoir and I'm checking it all the time after i drove a while!
Thanks alott for the help! Hope I can get back to holland safely!

Greeetz!
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