Laguna RN1.8 '95 Leak!

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SurreyNortherner
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Laguna RN1.8 '95 Leak!

Post by SurreyNortherner » 28 May 2003, 01:22

I have just acquired a couple of months ago a Laguna. All was well until I went to do some routine stuff like top up the water etc before going on a journey and the first thing I noticed was that the water resevoir is rusty coloured. I topped up the water and ever since I released the pressure I have had a leak. Its not huge and my engine is not overheating at all but after the car has been stood there is a rusty coloured water stain under it just in front of the driver side ie tank is right, stain is left (looking from front of car)!
This never happened until I had to undo the reservoirs' presurised cap and filled it up. It is not over the max, not overheating and not really affecting the car that I can tell...
Any idea?
Pauline
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Post by Nige » 05 Feb 2004, 23:50

Hi, you are not alone.
I got a 2.0 (8v) RXE auto a couple of months ago, drained al the rusty antifreeze out, flushed the whole system till clear water came out, re-filled with fresh anti-freeze/ clean water & now it seems to disappear without trace !!!!!
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I have just acquired a couple of months ago a Laguna. All was well until I went to do some routine stuff like top up the water etc before going on a journey and the first thing I noticed was that the water resevoir is rusty coloured. I topped up the water and ever since I released the pressure I have had a leak. Its not huge and my engine is not overheating at all but after the car has been stood there is a rusty coloured water stain under it just in front of the driver side ie tank is right, stain is left (looking from front of car)!
This never happened until I had to undo the reservoirs' presurised cap and filled it up. It is not over the max, not overheating and not really affecting the car that I can tell...
Any idea?
Pauline
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Post by marks132 » 09 Feb 2004, 19:25

A drain and flush sounds a good option for the rusty colour.If you still have a leak after the drain and flush,you can buy a product called Radweld which I am told is good for small leaks.
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