<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SCOOTERMAN:
<strong>Jesus RicksAlfas - advising someone to taste fluids leaking from their car? That has to rank as some of the dumbest advice I've ever read on a forum. TH, DO NOT DO THIS! Test by feel and colour - new oil is a very clear-ish gold, old oil is dark brown/black. Both are obviously slippery. Water is clear, and wipes off easily. Coolant is green/blue/whatever, and also leaves white crystalline deposits from where it leaks, although this can be hard to spot.
Regarding the leak, isn't that pipe some sort of oil feed to/fro the oil filter? Something from meory tells me it is, although my memory isn't the best
Is it a massive leak?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I do it all the time... yeah... cooling fluid, poisonous as it is, tastes sweet; petrol makes your lips go cold; engine oil is my favourite, if cooked right has the qualities of a bbq'ed plastic bag... nummmmyyyy!!!