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 Post subject: losing water from EF
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:17 pm 
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Hey,
I seem to be slowly losing water/coolant out of my EF sedan. I had a good check over it and none of the hoses are split or anything. Also checked and changed the oil, found no traces of water. Anyone know where it could possibly be going?

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:41 pm 
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In its digestive system or its evaporating along the side of the block underneath the exhaust.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:00 pm 
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check your plugs one will look diff to others cleaner if you have a blown head gasket into pot
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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:08 pm 
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had the same prob with my old el (now gone) it was a welch plug under the last exhuast extractor( slowly seeping) Put in a tin of bars leaks and see if this stops it ....good stuff will even fix minor head warps / cracks.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:14 pm 
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had same prob with my v8 turned I changed the resivoir cap for the radiator and solved the problem. Start with the simple s**t first

 

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 Post subject: coolant loss
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:54 pm 
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put a pressure tester on it and look for leaks.
if it has coolant in it it will have stained the area where it has leaked form. just remmember there are still many hoses under the manifold u cant see. also your heater core inside the cabin could be leaking. take it to a mechanic for a free quote most will do it htese days.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:17 am 
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cheers evry1. I'll get my uncle to have a look at all those options (hes a mobile mechanic) and see if he cant fix it.

thanks for the help

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:56 am 
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Core plugs as well, look for coolant stains on the block.

 

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