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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:23 am 
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HOwdy lads Ive noticed just recently im leaking a huge amount of coolant but cannot seem to find any holes etc I think its overheating somehow, is there anyone out there that would know why its doing this? or what should i do to fix the problem, cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:47 am 
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Could be overheating and comming out of the over flow pipe (it runs from the coolant tower to the drivers side wheel arch)?
Mine was doing that when my thermo fans played up.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:56 am 
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yerp thats exactly what its doing its bubbling up overheating and leakin out the over flow pipe, ill take a look at the thermoi fans, cheers mate

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:13 am 
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I would check the radiator/ reservoir cap aswell.... Hopefully its something simple like that.
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:10 am 
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Yeah only fill the overflow tank up to HALF WAY only as I use to have the same problem and on a decent drive my EL would piss out everywhere. Then I worked out I was topping up the Overflow to exactly FULL which was no good as that was creating to much pressure in the coolant system and so forth.
If that dont work also have a look under your car to see if it is leaking from the front of your block. Could be Waterpump shat itself . As I was also loosing water at a rate of knots one day then I looked under my car and saw that it was slowly pissing out from their. Got it replaced and since then I haven't even * Touch wood* used even a millilitre of coolant :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolant leaking (overheating) problem
Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:01 am 
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EF_Mont_Ghia wrote:
I think its overheating somehow


Doesn't your gauge work?

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:36 am 
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id say that u radiator is possibly blocked this was hapening to mine may be a good idea to take it in, new radiaor tanks should only cost you 50 bucks or so
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:03 pm 
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It is not leaking down the side of your engine?

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:10 pm 
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It is not leaking down the side of your engine?


Umm... yeah , worst case scenario could be a Blown Head gasket. :( But then you would have other tell tale signs like blowing steam out of your exhaust, Airbubbles coming out of overflow tank and lastly a cappucino looking residue under Oilcap :?:Then might be 1 or more Welsh plugs giving up the ghost :?:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:16 pm 
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nah the guage is telling me normail and that its not overheating, its defintaley pissin out of the over flow tube, all bubbling madly in the coolant resovoiur
hopefully if i have time during werk i can take iit in, its annoyin me big time tho, ive gone through 2 litres of coolant now in 5 days

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:21 pm 
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flush the rad yourself! easy as! :P

frank and i did mine a few weeks ago - $25 for coolant etc, and a few beers afterwards! :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:42 pm 
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ill give it a crack uglybob! cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:54 pm 
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flush the rad yourself! easy as! :P

frank and i did mine a few weeks ago - $25 for coolant etc, and a few beers afterwards! :wink:


did u end up using coke to flush the radiator :)
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:34 am 
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nah ill just chuck it into a radiiator joint to get it proffessionally flushed id say

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:44 am 
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Rapier wrote:
uglybob wrote:
flush the rad yourself! easy as! :P

frank and i did mine a few weeks ago - $25 for coolant etc, and a few beers afterwards! :wink:


did u end up using coke to flush the radiator :)


lol no - frank wasn't game enough to do it on his, so i wasn't going to do it on mine!

 

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