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Rapid but momentary water leakage from underneath my car?

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    I've just been out driving for a couple of hours picking up and dropping off some mates, urban as well as carriageway driving. I pulled up onto my mate's drive, stopped the engine and got out, and there was what appeared to be water pissing out from under the front end of the car, directly in the middle and about a foot from the front of the car (2000 Peugeot 206). It didn't start until I had stopped since there was none on the end of the drive or anything, just under the car. I could hear it leaking like someone taking a piss, it went on for about 10 seconds and stopped. I felt and smelt it and pretty certain it's water.
    I went into his house for about half an hour before giving him a lift round the shop and driving home, car seemed to work fine.

    Anyone know what caused this and if I should be worried?
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    Did you check the overflow hose from the expansion tank?

    If you're running aircon it may well be from that (if it is then it's normal)
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    I've just been out driving for a couple of hours picking up and dropping off some mates, urban as well as carriageway driving. I pulled up onto my mate's drive, stopped the engine and got out, and there was what appeared to be water pissing out from under the front end of the car, directly in the middle and about a foot from the front of the car (2000 Peugeot 206). It didn't start until I had stopped since there was none on the end of the drive or anything, just under the car. I could hear it leaking like someone taking a piss, it went on for about 10 seconds and stopped. I felt and smelt it and pretty certain it's water.
    I went into his house for about half an hour before giving him a lift round the shop and driving home, car seemed to work fine.

    Anyone know what caused this and if I should be worried?
    Pretty sure its as above, my polo has been doing it recently and its because I've been hammering its AirCon
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    (Original post by Aay)
    Pretty sure its as above, my polo has been doing it recently and its because I've been hammering its AirCon
    Thing is, my air con doesn't work properly so I haven't been using it. Maybe there's a link between it not working properly and this incident?
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    Have you checked your coolant level?

    Also it could be screenwash - my E46 did that when the pump detached itself. Was a big puddle!
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    (Original post by 1992LP)
    Have you checked your coolant level?

    Also it could be screenwash - my E46 did that when the pump detached itself. Was a big puddle!
    First thing I checked was the coolant level, not while the engine was hot obviously. It was pretty low but nowhere near empty, I topped it up to the max anyway though and see how it goes.
    Didn't consider the screenwash actually, I'll have a look next time I get in the car.

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