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Old 27 Apr 2015, 09:06 pm
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Default Coolant leak...

I have a coolant leak no garage can seem to find. Its a very slow leak but over a few months i will notice my car starts to over head cause of low coolant. Head gasket was just changed last june. Water pump was changed twice since then. Dont think its coming out of the heater core. Floor isnt wet / no mildew found.

I am ready to run this car off a cliff.

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Old 27 Apr 2015, 09:12 pm
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Have you tried doing a coolant pressure leak test? You can get the tester at Harbor Freights.
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Old 27 Apr 2015, 09:14 pm
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No i havent but several garages have done that. I am wondering if the head gasket is bad and they did a crappy job when they replaced it
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Old 27 Apr 2015, 09:56 pm
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Check the overflow hose.
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Old 27 Apr 2015, 11:10 pm
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Check the overflow hose.
are they known to leak? I was thinking of replacing the whole overflow tank. Its so dirty i cant even see in it to see the levels.
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Old 27 Apr 2015, 11:11 pm
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Also check the radiator cap.
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Old 27 Apr 2015, 11:36 pm
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Check your heater hoses. One of mine had a slight leak, not even noticeable until I was routinely changing them and noticed the tiny split and stain. Remember most of your coolant hoses are the OEM ones and should have been changed long ago.
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