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  • Slow coolant leak

    Hi all, another question for you all please.

    Had the insignia SRI Nav 2.0 Turbo since Saturday, coolant level flashed up yesterday so I topped it up and noticed this morning it has dropped again but not a lot but enough for me to notice. I do around 120 miles a day. Also noticed sometimes when driving on motorway the temp guage sits at 80 rather than 90.

    I can't see any noticeable leaks a lot, does anyone know what the cause could be? Or common places for these engines to leak?

    ​​​​I've looked in the oil filler cap that seems fine no white misting or gunk.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Diesel ?
    ​2015 Sri vx line nav BiTurbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Carbon effect black roof wrap.Irmscher roof spoiler.Irmscher side skirts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by exclusiv. View Post
      Diesel ?
      No 2.0 turbo petrol

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      • #4
        You could have a faulty cap or bottle.
        it's a common fault on the petrol models

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        • #5
          Ah right..not familiar with that engine...normally egr cooler on the oil burners
          ​2015 Sri vx line nav BiTurbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Carbon effect black roof wrap.Irmscher roof spoiler.Irmscher side skirts.

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          • #6
            I have noticed some fluid marks, little dots on the engine cover after driving. Doesn't appear to be oil either could this possibly be coolant squirting onto the left hand side of the engine cover from somewhere?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Daleb95 View Post
              I have noticed some fluid marks, little dots on the engine cover after driving. Doesn't appear to be oil either could this possibly be coolant squirting onto the left hand side of the engine cover from somewhere?
              My son has had this with petrol Insignias that came into his garage.

              He's now suffered the same issue with his petrol Vectra C

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RBH View Post

                My son has had this with petrol Insignias that came into his garage.

                He's now suffered the same issue with his petrol Vectra C
                Any idea what the cause is?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Daleb95 View Post

                  Any idea what the cause is?
                  Age related wear mate.
                  and the cap spring fails.

                  He bought a brand new one from eBay for his Vectra, 20 including postage

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RBH View Post

                    Age related wear mate.
                    and the cap spring fails.

                    He bought a brand new one from eBay for his Vectra, 20 including postage
                    Cheers buddy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daleb95 View Post

                      Cheers buddy.
                      It solved his issue pal......and the cap renewal solved the Insignia ones.

                      So, I'd go for the cap first.....around a fiver.
                      If it solves it, it's a cheap fix

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                      • #12
                        Turns out it's the water pump. In the garage being changed.

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