I recently took my 2006 RR Sport HSE in for its 90,000 mi routine maintenance at the local dealership (now about a month ago)…I love my rover. They topped off all the fluids, changed all the filters and said that everything was looking good as always. The car isn’t driven much…basically gets under 5k Miles/year of use these days and I always schedule maintenance according to manufacturer recommendations. Knowing that the car sits in the garage most of the time, I make sure to start it every week or so, just to have the engine run for a good 10 mins…just to make sure things are “good”.
Yesterday I went out and started it, let it warm up, and decided to drive it around the block. Everything seemed fine, except the amber “check engine light” was on?!? Then, as I pulled back into the garage after my 2 mi drive, I noticed a large puddle of amber liquid under where the mid front of the car would have been. There is an obvious leak. I just don’;t know what it would be. Of course the RR dealership would be happy for me to come in and spend another 4-figures on “determining the issue”, but I am fearful to even drive it in for repairs? Could the leak be transmission fluid? When the car is running and in park, there is a steady drip of thin fluid coming from underneath the front area of the car around where the windshield would meet the hood). I’m simply trying to educate myself as much as possible on the potential issues. The fluid is a “dirty beige” color and has a slight petrol smell to it. I’m just hoping that this won’t kill Christmas. Any ideas? Possible that the dealership maintenance guys didn’t put everything back solidly? I find it suspicious that all of this happened directly after scheduled maintenance. Thanks in advance everyone!