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Hi, I have a 2015 Guilietta Quadrifoglio and have an oil leak on the right hand side of the engine. Looking for advice on what it might be?
 

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Have a look underneath, you may need to remove the undertray. There are not really any common leak points, but it could be either coming from the top and running down or leaking from the bottom.

It is hard to say without looking for sure. You can also try cleaning the oil off with brake cleaner, as it will make it easier to see where it is originating from.

Also smell the oil, it will tell you if it is engine or gearbox oil.
 

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Have a look underneath, you may need to remove the undertray. There are not really any common leak points, but it could be either coming from the top and running down or leaking from the bottom.

It is hard to say without looking for sure. You can also try cleaning the oil off with brake cleaner, as it will make it easier to see where it is originating from.

Also smell the oil, it will tell you if it is engine or gearbox oil.
Thank you, will have a go and let you know the results
 

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Shouldn’t do although when mine was leaking it must have been like it for a while as a couple of coolant hoses had gone soft from oil contamination.
What coolant issue are you having?
 

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I have around a 30-40 minute drive home, parked the car up and the coolant looked quite low and I had noticed a fairly substantial amount of fluid underneath the car when I had pulled away
 

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See if it is coming from the gearbox breather. At the front and there’s a metal cap about 12-14 mm dia.
 

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I have around a 30-40 minute drive home, parked the car up and the coolant looked quite low and I had noticed a fairly substantial amount of fluid underneath the car when I had pulled away
Ok, if you're losing coolant like that you need to find the source fairly promptly and have it repaired. First place to look is the radiator and the main coolant hoses connected to it, you may need to get the car up on jacks/hoist and remove the front undertray to see if there is leakage from the bottom of the radiator.

Next place to look is the heater hoses that come out of the firewall, one goes to the thermostat on the right side of the engine (facing engine bay) and the other runs along the back of the engine. these have plastic quick connector fittings that sometimes fracture and leak.

Also check out the Thermostat itself, these can sometimes leak as well. At least with red coolant it's a lot easier to see the leaks.
 

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Ok, if you're losing coolant like that you need to find the source fairly promptly and have it repaired. First place to look is the radiator and the main coolant hoses connected to it, you may need to get the car up on jacks/hoist and remove the front undertray to see if there is leakage from the bottom of the radiator.

Next place to look is the heater hoses that come out of the firewall, one goes to the thermostat on the right side of the engine (facing engine bay) and the other runs along the back of the engine. these have plastic quick connector fittings that sometimes fracture and leak.

Also check out the Thermostat itself, these can sometimes leak as well. At least with red coolant it's a lot easier to see the leaks.
Thank you, will get that checked asap
 

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Top of radiator, No. 5 in the diagram and behind engine on a pipe. Look for round plastic item with a large cross head. Make sure you don’t over tighten as they easily break. May look like the one in the photo.
 

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