Firstly let me preface this by saying i know absolutely nothing about cars.
Last night as i was trying to park the car up i was a little too eager/hasty in turning her around the road and i thought i would clear the curb but didn’t and hit the underside of the car (the sump?) off the curb. It wasn’t too hard but i shouldn’t have hit it and it made a thump.
I parked the car up at work this morning and when i came out this evening there was a very noticable puddle or mark on the concrete under the front of the car (there was nothing like this under any other car and there had been no rain, the conrete around everything else was bone dry). I put my hand under the front of the car and felt a moistness underneath the sump. Anyway, i got in and drove home. I left the car parked up for about an hour and decided to go out and check again to see if there was a new puddle and sure enough a new puddle has started forming. I checked underneath and you can see a damp discolouring to the left of the sump as you look at it near the bolts and there are two separate points where the droplets are forming and it is very slowly dripping off and onto the ground. The texture is watery and the colouring is brown but it smells oily as i suppose you’d expect coming from the area.
I rang the auld fella and he said it is nothing to worry about and said examine it again in the morning. He said it could be that a load of rain or water had got into the engine and this is it seeping out. Then again this is the same fella who said he had no problem with the gear box in his own car and ignored it for months until it went one day while he was driving at speed down a main road. :rolleyes:
What do ye think? Should i be going to a mechanic with this tomorrow on my day off. I only bought the car recently as well. :shakefist: