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    Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Driving my car down the road when i made a left turn as i accelerated I heard a loud pop sound almost like a gunshot and i lost throttle power it seemed then i looked behind me and the whole engine bay was fogged up. Pulled over asap and there is a clear fluid all over the place and on my rear glass where it splattered. Looks like the area it came from was the left side under the mesh area of the car next to the engine.

    EPC light is on and check engine light came on. Luckily was right around the corner and got the car home to safety. Being towed to the dealer as soon as truck arrives. Any thoughts the service man thinks there is transmission lines in that area and the fluid is crystal clear and does not smell like power steering fluid or brake fluid. Any thought would be much appreciated

    Sorry for the rant

    2015 r8 v8 s tronic

    Thanks guys luckily i have audi car
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    clear liquid ! sounds like water leak from bursting expansion tank. Is the fluid oily to the touch?
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Yes the fluid is oily to the touch Funny you said that I just had that recall done about 1 month ago. hmmm

    the fluid seemed like all oil but just clear if that makes sense. had a faint smell to it.

    Juts looked at car the leak i believe came from the opposite side the expansion tank is on
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Right side on my V8, final test would be to taste it (old fashioned method), if it's sweet it's water with glycol anti-freeze in it.
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Could have blown a hose on the left side
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    I will keep you guys posted. thanks

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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Quote Originally Posted by VIPR8 View Post
    I will keep you guys posted. thanks
    Please do. Last thought, did your A/C stop working?
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Hmm i never checked that I had just turned the air on a few seconds before it happened you might be on to something. Didn't check the air if it was still working of course the car just left lol

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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

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    Don't they look sad leaving on a flatbed, not quite the same as when they're being delivered on one eh!
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Funny you said that I told the driver I wish it was getting delivered to me like they do on youtube haha

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