It has not (at least not since i took delivery of it). This is good information to have, though.has the steering wheel been turned with engine off? that can cause fluid to burp out of the reservoir.
That's a good point. But I remember my 2006 SRT8 having an issue where the coolant turned to cottage cheese because it didn't have some additive in it or something. The overflow bottle literally started filling with white goop. There was a TSB on it, that I had to have performed twice to completely correct the problem. So maybe the different types of coolant are more important than we realize?Various oils/fluids have gone nuts in the past few years. I get engineering fluids for the application but I swear some of this is just to force people to buy OE fluids and spend more money. I mean really, how many antifreeze variations do we really need. Motors are cast iron and aluminum. You would think one or two antifreeze variations should cover them all...
I'm not sure of anything at this point. I was convinced it was a power steering fluid leak, because the reservoir was low, the puddle was under the power steering pump, and the fluid was consistent with power steering fluid (which is the same as trans fluid). But obviously I don't know what the hell I'm doing, because the leak is apparently in the transmission itself, and not anywhere near where the puddles were found. I would've bet good money that the leak was somewhere right above where the puddles were found. I guess this is why the tech's make the big bucks!Are you sure it's not the transmission cooler line? Cooler lines will run up to the radiator and back.
You're absolutely right. But like you said, it usually travels rearward, if it's something that leaks while the vehicle is in motion. I removed the belly pan to try to locate the source, and the rear portion of it was dry. Something had dripped on it near the front driver side (directly under the AC compressor and the PS pump), but the rest of it was dry. If the trans itself is really leaking, I think there may be 2 leaks. I don't know how fluid from the trans itself gets on the AC compressor (which had noticeable oil/fluid on it). The other possibility is that the PS reservoir was overfilled at the factory or the dealer before I took delivery, and they didn't clean up the mess.Especially when you have bell pans like these cars. Could leak in one place, hit the pan, travel to the low spot and then hit the ground. Leak over here and puddle over there!