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I just noticed a leak in the reservoir. there is residue

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i just noticed a leak in the reservoir. there is white residue around the top and side. is this a serious problem? i am a new owner of an older car. please be gentle
JA: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?
Customer: I just bought the car. the previous owner said he just came back from a thousand mile trip.
JA: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?
Customer: 2004 xj vandenplas
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no, i just noticed it. I am taking it in later in the week for another small item.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I am a brand new jag owner. not sure what to expect.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 month ago.

/is it oil? stop leak?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no, water reservoir from above the rad, i think.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 month ago.

its likley just past flush chemicals...i would sugget a coolant flush

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 month ago.

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