Coolant Loss from my JTS Spider (2004)
I had noticed a red coloured fluid on my garage floor, near the front of the car on the right hand side. On investigation it appears that coolant is leaking from the joint on the back plastic unit attached to the front of the engine which I think is called the heat exchange unit. Also the local Fiat garage had a look at it and they agree with my findings and have also suggested that I change the bottom hose as well for a cost of £300. The question is, are these parts only available from Fiat/Alfa dealers or is there an alternative supplier which may be cheaper? The second question is, has anyone come up with a modification to this poorly constructed black plastic heat unit which is placed right over the exhaust manifold, surely a bad idea from the outset. Many thanks, Neil.