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Some green fuild id leaking from this rubber plug. looks to be under the transmission. Help please
 

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I'd say green fluid = coolant and its being blown backwards by the engine fan and running down the bellhousing...
 

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I don't this it is that. It forms a puddle over night. Plus I removed the plug. Looks like it's going from there. Anyone know what the plug is for.
 

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If your torque converter seal was leaking it would drip from here, but LT71141 isn't green, it's amber coloured (I think you have a petrol 05MY?)

I agree with Dan, coolant sounds most likely. Has the level in the header tank changed at all?

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Yes the coolant level has gone down a bit. But I thought the coolant was blue. I'll get back under there to have another look to see what I can find.
 

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I just checked and I couldn't find where the leak was coming from. The fluid it's definitely green, and i beleive the coolant is blue. Could the transmission be leaking? i found some info on the net that says the transmission fuild is green. But if it is a "sealed unit" how could it be leaking? Starting to get worried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I just checked and I couldn't find where the leak was coming from. The fluid it's definitely green, and i beleive the coolant is blue. Could the transmission be leaking? i found some info on the net that says the transmission fuild is green. But if it is a "sealed unit" how could it be leaking? Starting to get worried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Sealed Unit" just means it has no sump plug... but doesn't mean its actually sealed as it still has fill/level plugs and breathers, it could still be leaking from a plug, union or gasket. I'm not sure if the ATF is green or not, maybe someone else can answer that? Is it thick fluid like an oil or wet and runny like coolant?

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The transmissions do have a drain plug and, as I stated earlier in this thread, the transmission fluid for a 2005MY petrol L322 is amber in colour (when new).

Photo shows coolant colour at recommended 50% concentration.

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Thanks for the replies. I took it to the dealer and just got my 90000 service done a little early. They said it was a leaking manifold ( or near that location). But I'm still confused about the coolant and trans fluid color. Even the info on the zf site says the fluid is green although I didn't see a picture. Also I know for sure the coolant is blue. Atleast it was before I got the expansion tank changed. Is land rover making their own and not using the BMW blue stuff? When I pick the truck up I'll post an update.
 

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I guess the antifreeze may well have been (BMW) blue at one time and Land Rover have since changed it, now that they no longer rely on BMW to supply them with engines. The latest LR part number for the antifreeze/coolant is PDA500300 (1 litre bottle) or PDA500310 (5 litre bottle).

Would it be possible to post a link to the zf web page where they make reference to green coloured ATF? All 5-speed ZF transmissions with the green type-plate should use LT 71141 (ZF call it Lifeguard Fluid 5) so I'd be interested to see the information that you've found.

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I don't have the exact link as i was all over the place on the net. But I did save that page of the dpf. See attached. The page is part of a parts catalog.
 

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As i am looking at this again. It looks like the color refers to the plate color an not the fluid color. So i get to look stupid today for trying to multi-task......
 

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snugg said:
So i get to look stupid today
***Takes off the stupid crown and passes it to Snugg*** :clap:

No worries, happens to us all lol. Still doesnt get to the bottom of your problem though, ie where is the fluid coming from now....
 

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They repalced the manifold head gasket bed plate. 4 hrs of labor and about 250 In parts.
 

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i'm not sure... but the way it was leaking i would think it would have been comeing from the rear of the engine (adjacent to the fire wall).
 
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