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 Post subject: Where is my coolant going?
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:54 am 
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Hey all, I have an XH 1 tonner and it keeps loosing coolant. I cannot find any leaks and nothing drips onto the ground. It is parked on a slab and there is no staining.
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 Post subject: Re: Where is my coolant going?
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:08 pm 
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check the waterpump gasget, mine was leaking and it used alot of coolant, but it was only dripping a small amount, i could hardly see it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Where is my coolant going?
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:28 pm 
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could also be a failed head gasket and it is leaking into the cylinder but not the oil. get your mechanic to test the water for exhaust gasses. Go from there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Where is my coolant going?
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:35 pm 
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I had two slow leaks in my EL. The first one was a couple of welsh plugs weeping. A couple of years later the head gasket was leaking externally but slowly. It was weeping down the block under the exhaust manifold, and not making it to the floor. I only found it when I took the manifold off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Where is my coolant going?
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:52 am 
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I had a very slow leak in my AU2 XR6 cooling system that was pin pointed at a seam in the alloy radiator. I am assuming that because the rad gets hot it evaporated the leaking coolant as there was just a large crusty green build up there. I also found a weeping water pump when the rad was removed. The smell of coolant was what alerted me to the leak as the plastic reservoir coolant level was not a great indicator of coolant loss over the long term.
I hope your problem is an easy fix.
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