- My model of MX-5 is: mk3.5, 2010, 1.8, 65k
- I’m based near: Hastings
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: coolant leak
Hi. My mx5 overheated, and that was due to a lack of coolant. Having investigated, i have found a big leak when the engine gets warm - it comes out in a small stream, not just dripping.
From what i can tell, it is coming from the edge of a gasket, next to a bolt (which appears to be one holding the sump on). You can see the bolt in the picture (to the left and above of the oil filter in the picture). My fears are that the head gasket has gone, but from what i can tell there is no sign of coolant on the dipstick, in the oil filler cap, and the engine runs ok with no smoke out of the exhaust.
I can’t work out what part of the engine i am looking at - i can’t track down a schematic on the web.
Help would be much appreciated. Thanks