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#1 Old 10-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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Coolant problem?

Okay so I filled the resavoir up to the low line and ran it for about a week. Then one day while driving to red robin I noticed coolant leaking from under the car. Popped the hood and it was coming from the resavoir tank next to the radiator. So I drained the resavoir and topped off the little one next to the turbo. Well today I popped the hood and noticed time bubbles about a nickel in size coming from in the resavoir. I have a video ican text it to some people if they wanna see it. Not sure what is going on.


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Head gasket or bad cap, thoughts guys?

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Well be doing a pressure test tommorow on the radiator and the caps


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Went out to check if the hoses were connected properly. And everything is connected right coolant level has now gone down to where it was before it started rising. Only rises after I drive it if i let it sit for a couple hrs it'll go down.


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Have you screwed with it lately? other than last week? Change the oil as of late?

That could be anything with that car (hoses, tank, radiator,... and well)..... let it cool and add a ton of water, start it and put it up on ramps and have a look.... not much more you can do.

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Have you screwed with it lately? other than last week? Change the oil as of late?

That could be anything with that car (hoses, tank, radiator,... and well)..... let it cool and add a ton of water, start it and put it up on ramps and have a look.... not much more you can do.
The radiator is full and the other tank is full the one by the turbo. Both are full once is cools down. Just went out now and the coolant is no longer high in the resavoir. Checked for leaks at the headgaskets the other day when it was on the lift.no signs of leaking. Will be doing a hydrocarbon test tommorow and a pressure test as well. Something is pointing me towards one of the caps either the one on radiator or the one on the resavoir on the turbo. Question. Being will a stock oem radiator cap for my mishimoto aluminum rad. More test to come tommorow ill post results then.


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park it up on ramps overnight and let it cool..... get yur ass under there and have a look.

Don't do a dye test yet.... if it's NOT the issue you will need to get all that shit out of the system

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park it up on ramps overnight and let it cool..... get yur ass under there and have a look.

Don't do a dye test yet.... if it's NOT the issue you will need to get all that shit out of the system
Will not be putting the die in. Te hydrocarbon test takes an amount of coolant and test for gasses in it


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I have a feeling it's the cap.


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My money is on thermostat, bad cap, or air in the system ;-)

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So we taking bets now? I have 20 on one of the caps being bad. Adair you have 20 on thermostat?


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Had the issue b4 and it was a bad radiator..........

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