Mechanicfilter - Ford Focus edition
July 26, 2014 9:11 AM Subscribe
Hi folks, had a low-speed collision in my 2012 Ford Focus. The lady in the car infront of me stopped unexpectedly in the middle of a roundabout and my front end went into her rear bumper (phrasing). Nobody was hurt, no obvious damage, everybody went on their way. However, ever since there has been a small amount of dried fluid appearing on my front bumper. Before I take it to the garage, mechanics of metafilter, can you help me name that fluid? Snowflakes inside.
You are not my mechanic, might not even be a mechanic, all advice welcome but not binding. The car drives fine, brakes fine, steers fine, shows no signs of overheating and doesn't appear to be losing any coolant (the level in the tank has stayed the same over the last couple of weeks). Brake fluid reservoir seems fine. The fluid itself? Well, it's colourless and odourless but maybe slightly caustic to the touch. Photos here
. If it helps, some of this fluid has also appeared on the black panel on the right of the photo, which is sealed so nothing's leaking in from the back. So folks, before I take it to the garage next week, any ideas what I've managed to break?