I’ve just bought a Nissan X trail to travel around Australia in. After driving it for around a week I noticed the engine gets very hot. I took it too a mechanic who recommended an electrical garage look at it. I’ve just got back from there and they’ve charged me nearly $500 for the repairs, straight away when I drove home I checked the engine, the fans aren’t on, the engine is hot, I’ve left the car in idle with bonnet up for 20 minutes and the fans have come on 4 times for a Max of 10 seconds each time. The A/C now works which it didn’t before but when the A/C is on the none of the fans come on. I just want to know this is normal. I feel like the problem hasn’t been fixed, I’m worried about my engine overheating and not too fussed about the air con because I drive with windows down anyway. I have noticed a possible leak, underneath about where the handbrake is on the car, I’m unsure if this is from the air con or could be related. I would appreciate any advice before I take it back to the mechanic and make a t*t of myself if this is normal.
I’ve tried to add some photos of the liquid I’m finding, they may not be the best quality but the video was too large to upload, and I’m only allowed to add one image