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    Cvt cooler leaking SOLVED: bad hose clamp

    I've got a car on the hoist right now with a leaking cvt cooler. It's leaking coolant. This is the first time I've seen that on one of these. The car is a 15' with 150000kms/93000miles. Warranty will be likely up in a few months so I'll see if this'll be covered. I'll try to post a few blurry pics.



    Solved! See post #9 below:
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Turns out it was just the clamp. Whoops.



    Last edited by Eggman; 01-27-2018 at 08:29 PM. Reason: Update with solution

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    Nice catch! Thankfully it wasn't run down and overheated.
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    Have you had to add coolant yet to make up for the leak? One of the things that scares me about these cars is the tiny capacity of the cooling system. Lose a quart of coolant in a 5-speed car and that's 25% of the car's capacity.

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    That's gnarly looking. Did that rot from the outside?
    Will weld for beer.

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    This one is from across town, I only see it about once a month for an oil change. Apparently the driver was adding coolant and didn't bother telling anyone. All our drivers check the fluids everyday so thankfully they didn't run it dry and overheat it. After looking a little closer it could be coming from the upper coolant hose where it goes into the cooler. I don't have a the right adapter for my pressure tester. I'll see what the dealer says and if they'll cover it.

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    Turns out it was just the clamp. Whoops. Charged 1/2 hr to look at it.
    For some reason the stealership gave an estimate.. Said the car needs the cvt fluid replaced(no mention of any filters) at a cost of $245, Cvt fluid was changed 1800kms ago... and the brake fluid flush for $192. They wanted $40 labour and $7 to replace the hose clamp on the cvt cooler. And they only want $1122 for the 144000kms service!!!!! which includes oil change,tire rotation,16 point inspection,replace brake fluid?,and replace manual transmission fluid?. I don't see any anal lube included. I'll be changing the clamp on monday. Dealer can keep their recommended service.

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    Yeah, typical dealer stuff.

    Glad to hear it was a very minor issue though!

    Are these crimped clamps, or spring clamps?
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    It's just a spring clamp. I shouldn't be so surprised by the dealers prices. But I always seem to be shocked. I've never owned anything new enough to get warranty work and never paid attention to what dealers and larger shops charge.
    I'll definitely be doing some side jobs from home once I get a place with a decent garage. And spare time...

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    Updated original post with solution. Thanks again Fummins for sharing your experiences with these cars.



    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Apparently the driver was adding coolant and didn't bother telling anyone.
    And what type of coolant was used to replenish what was lost?


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