Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Diego native
Coolant leak driver side front
I noticed a little semi dry yellowish (must be coolant, Peak Global in the car) on the driver side bottom service tray. I've not found any drops so must be a very small leak at this point. Car temps are normal and reservoir seems as usual. After cleaning off it came back after a couple drives. It does have the coolant smell. I can also see a little splatter at the top of the drivers side oil cooler viewed from the front air intake. I flushed the coolant about 3 years ago.
If possible, I'd like to rule out the simplest possibilities before committing to a clam off job. I'm hoping for a better look to confirm it's not just the hose and radiator connection and clamp. There is a pre-deliever tsb for the hose/clamp fitting. I'm reluctant to remove the turn signal as I've heard of many breaking the plastic tabs.
If I remove the wheel and wheel well liner will it allow me to view hose to radiator connection?
I know there are many with radiator failures but it's still surprising as most cars have a similiar type radiator. My 2007 Exige S has been garage kept since new.