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Not sure if this is related to the CEL's that have come on 3 times at rather random moments, but today i noticed there was some steam coming from under the hood.
Opening it i found coolant dripping from around the turbocharger, obviously hitting warm parts and evaporating, causing the steam.

Will call the dealer first thing in the morning and see what they say, my daily commute is 3 miles from my house to the nearest train station so that shouldn't be too much of a problem, i hope. Drive to the dealer might be to far but if so, they can come and pick up the car, at least its still covered by warranty.

Has anyone here experienced the same thing?


edit: engine coolant reservoir is still full, intercooler reservoir is empty.
 

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Did you have all/any updates done? 17 or 18? There is an RRT for a gasket on 17s, should have been done in July last year
 

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edit: engine coolant reservoir is still full, intercooler reservoir is empty.

yep, luckily i found mine while washing the car and drying out under the bonnet - and it still had some in it


you can refill and drive, just keep refilling, but it does get messy, but it does wash out



this should have been done by now though
 

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yep, RRT 17-068 coolant hose o-ring replacement
@jwq2, do you have a copy of RRT 17-068 you can share? Don’t see this one on my service history and I’d like get my dealer to check. Thanks!
 

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@jwq2, do you have a copy of RRT 17-068 you can share? Don’t see this one on my service history and I’d like get my dealer to check. Thanks!
Don't have it offhand, but looking on the Mopar documentation page, it's there, see :
 

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also here, from elsewhere on this forum ;)
http://www.giuliaforums.com/forum/1009-alfa-romeo-giulia-tsb-s/20985-technical-service-bulletins-2-late-july-2017-forward.html



NUMBER: 0900517
REV. B
GROUP: 09 Engine
DATE: August 22, 2017

SUBJECT: 2.0L Coolant Hose ORing Replacement

OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves replacing the O-ring on the turbocharger coolant return hose.

MODELS: 2017 (GA) Alfa Romeo Giulia

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before January 13, 2017 (MDH 0113XX)
equipped with a 2.0L 280HP I4 DI Turbo Engine (Sales Code EC2).

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
The customer may experience a small coolant leak from the O-ring seal of the turbocharger coolant
return hose.

DIAGNOSIS:
If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. If any vehicle not on the
VIN list exhibits the symptom/condition, perform the repair.
Incorrect slightly leaky O-ring on left, correct O-ring on right with more girth.
 

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also found the following ;)
Many thanks! My car has a build date of Jan. 17th, so this information explains why this RRT was not automatically applied to my car. Thanks again!
 
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From manual (both engine and intercooler circuits use the same paraflu coolant):
Basically any long life cooling fluid should do (usually red)
concentrated:
https://www.pli-petronas.com/uk/products/automotive-functional-fluids/petronas-paraflu/paraflu-up
pre-mixed:
https://www.pli-petronas.com/uk/products/automotive-functional-fluids/petronas-paraflu/paraflu-up-ready
Some long life coolants are chemically incompatible with others (HOATS versus OATS). Without a full flush the best option is to use an OATS coolant that complies with the specification given in the owners manual and hope that is actually what AR put in the car to start with.
 

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Not sure if this is related to the CEL's that have come on 3 times at rather random moments, but today i noticed there was some steam coming from under the hood.
Opening it i found coolant dripping from around the turbocharger, obviously hitting warm parts and evaporating, causing the steam.
Will call the dealer first thing in the morning and see what they say, my daily commute is 3 miles from my house to the nearest train station so that shouldn't be too much of a problem, i hope. Drive to the dealer might be to far but if so, they can come and pick up the car, at least its still covered by warranty.
Has anyone here experienced the same thing?
edit: engine coolant reservoir is still full, intercooler reservoir is empty.
Hi Mr. B,
We know you are just reaching out here for to see if any other forum members have experienced the same concerns as you. However, our teams would like to offer assistance while you are working with your dealer. Please send us a private message with additional details if you need support.
Julie
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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I just discovered by my coolant low. The car is at the dealer now getting its o-ring replaced. The part is coming from Italy, and I was given a Stelvio for a loaner for the next week.
 

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Hi Mr. B,
We know you are just reaching out here for to see if any other forum members have experienced the same concerns as you. However, our teams would like to offer assistance while you are working with your dealer. Please send us a private message with additional details if you need support.
Julie
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Hello there. I haven't had a chance to contact the dealer since it is a holiday weekend, but my car is experiencing this issue.
 

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Motor Trend experienced a slight leak with their Giulia. "a tiny coolant leak caused by a bad O-ring." They did not know they had a problem. They had made a unscheduled visit to the dealer to have the Giulia checked out, as they were about to do a comparison with a competitor.
 

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Update:

It is now at the dealer (Glendale, CA). They were prompt about giving me a rental until they can look at it and follow up. I'll update when I hear something back in a few days.
 

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Update:

It is now at the dealer (Glendale, CA). They were prompt about giving me a rental until they can look at it and follow up. I'll update when I hear something back in a few days.
Hi Joshua,
We're happy to hear that you were able to get you vehicle into the dealer for a proper diagnosis. If you need any assistance throughout this process, please feel free to send our team a private message.
Alex
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