When you get a crack in the block or the intake gasket you will leak coolant and oil, usually slowly at first. I have been losing coolant. Page 1 of 2 - Coolant issue - posted in Performance and Technical: Hay people. The oil and coolant aren't mixing, just low. No wet spots bike is always garage parked even at work. I have to add a quart of oil about once a month and I have to add about 1/2 gallon of coolant every other month. There are no fluids leaking that can be seen on the pavement or anywhere under the vehicle. Your coolant light might be signs of a more major engine problem. My '04 Silverado and my brother-in-law's '00 Suburban both have 5. I figure with the cold winter temps, there is a gasket leak that slowly lose coolant during the warm up period, then it stops leaking when the engine is hot. I suppose it could. Runs fine so far. Re: Coolant Disappearing in closed cooling system / 350 MAG MPI Even with Salt Away flushing 2 years of salt water is probably past the desired point-of-no-return for installing the fwc system. I am also facing coolant level drop in reservoir with my Innova. Coolant Mixture Recommendations (Mazda) Remember that the primary task of liquid cooling is to transfer heat energy from the metal parts of the engine to the radiator and then to the air. I pressure tested the lines and it has a slow leak because there is a tiny hole in one of the lines but not big enough to let any. When I look on the ground there is no visible leaks today the car now is getting closer and closer to the Min Mark in the reservoir Car is not overheating or driving weird it actually is driving perfect no warning lights or anything-Checked Oil dipstick looks normal no coolant mixed -Checked coolant looks clean (No Oil mixed in it). I suspect I'm burning it off, I thought it may be a head gasket but wouldn't I see either a visible leak or mixing of the two if that was the case?. I have taken to keeping a 2l bottle of tap water in the boot in case i need to top up when i'm out and about. e a head gasket, or worst case. If there are no leaks in the external coolant system then that leeds to one of two problems. I noticed you were thinking your coolant miught be getting lost out of the overflow tank neck - here is what I found, I posted a bunch of stuff over on the jaymiller thread, but I was pushing coolant out of the overflow due to warped heads and poorly torqued head gaskets - no other leaks, no coolant in the oil or vice versa, no white smoke. I had an issue like this with my 2013 Hemi, disappearing coolant and an odor yet no visible signs of where it was going. I've got an '00 Durango R/T I've had since new (117k now), and in the last several years, coolant has been disappearing. I just bought a 2000 Chevy Venture and my coolant light is coming on and the coolant is disappearing but there is no trace of any leak. I have been over under and around this car and cannot find any sign of coolant leaks or water anywhere. Then about 2 weeks ago it started losing the coolant quite regularly and I'm topping it up nearly every other day. Finding the Coolant Leak. There was no sign of a leak in the engine bay or on the ground beneath the vehicle. I have replaced the radiator cap. I have a new water pump. Now a week later and coolant is dissapearing but there is no visible coolant under the jeep. there is a dye that you can put into the system, run the engine for a few minutes, and then using a black light you can track down the leak. About 2000km later it overheated again. Active 1 year ago. My 2003 Z4 has been burning through coolant quickly. This will result in a low coolant level and decreased cooling of your engine. Not overheating, oil cap black, no exhaust gases in radiator, no obvious leaks. I can only assume that due to the hot weather, the coolant boiled over when she turned the car off. Drive it without overheating so as not to boil and spew out coolant (which then makes it hard to monitor coolant loss) 2. I checked my coolant, low. I did find slight leaks coming from the coolant hoses. 00, but the specific heat of glycol is only 0. For the past few months, coolant was slowly disappearing and I couldn't find the source. Was easy fix as was close to the nipple so just cut and pulled a bit. 571, meaning that a given quantity of glycol will carry away only about 57% of the heat that the same. Coolant disappearing, no symptoms of head gasket leaking. In fact, some Mini Cooper water pumps have failed on vehicles with under 10,000 miles!. When the system is cold, a head gasket leak could cause gasses to get trapped inside. Great tips from you guys and cheap ones I can do myself! I'm leaning towards trading this one in for a 2011. I tracked it down to a little hole that is in the bottom of the case on the right side below what I believe to be the water pump housing. Coolant pump leaking is another possibility. Paraflu leaves a deposit where it leaks so check your joints as suggested. I've got an '00 Durango R/T I've had since new (117k now), and in the last several years, coolant has been disappearing. It only takes a few minutes do the testing. It’s been raining here ever since I got home that day. The heads may be warped and the head gasket is leaking coolant into the engine. with no guarantees. I've had a couple of coolant leaks over the years. If you have no leaks in or out of your car you have a problem with your engine consuming the water. Another possibility is the water pump may be leaking. No more burnt coolant white ish smoke. Now she is no longer a dirty girl as the exhaust is clean. Have a 2002 Skoda Octavia tdi and for some reason its using a lot of coolant (seem to be topping it up every time i drive it!!). Pressure test and a test for exhaust in the coolant failed to confirm a problem. I have not seen any trace of oil in the coolant which I believe might indicate an oil cooler leak. Check all 6 cylinders for signs of the dyed coolant. The fact your low coolant light came on after driving it ten mins could simply mean it burped the remaining air in the cooling system. I can smell anti-freeze from the general area of the engine bay when stood outside the car when the engine is running, and also through the interior air vents, so I guess there must be a leak somewhere. My from new 63 plate Mokka had the water pump recently replaced, identified as primary source for coolant leak. Since the leak is not external, it may be getting burned. Head gasket is the main suspect. Doesn't use another drop of oil until the next oil change. That's a mixture of half water, half coolant In the old days, you had to make measurements yourself and test the mixture to get it right. The o-ring part # is 13621743299. Vauxhall want £799 to. I would highly recommend checking both before throwing parts at it. So I noticed my coolant low one day. From about 100k to 107k, the low coolant light had been occasionally coming on. 0L (AEG) engine. Once you get your car to a mechanic, you may want to do a full system flush and install the correct BMW coolant. I tracked it down to a little hole that is in the bottom of the case on the right side below what I believe to be the water pump housing. This allows for the exchange of heat between the two systems. Can be a bit rough to start sometimes with a bit of smoke. I read other posts that indicated if the leak was pooling under the floor mats on either the driver or passenger side then it is probably a heater core issue, but I don't have any pooling inside the cabin. 571, meaning that a given quantity of glycol will carry away only about 57% of the heat that the same. My engine was recently rebuilt and runs great,except for the coolant leak. But it's a very minor leak, after driving some 500 - 1000km I can see the drop. All mechanical, collision, and frame work is done here at 14857 Burbank Blvd. Sure enough the coolant still reduced but at a lesser amount than with my cap, it reduced from Max halfway to Min. I haven't driven it enough to know if I still have an issue. Tested for CO in coolant - negative. I had a similar problem. Top it off to the full line and keep an eye on it for now. Also might want to look around the passenger wheel well liner it make be coming from the overflow. He didn't do an amazing check through everything, but had it for a week and it was fine. There were no leaks evident, no drips on the ground, oil level and appearance were normal. 0 V6 Tacoma. I have a 2015 with 27000 miles, I noticed a slow coolant leak over the last 3k miles, dropped about an inch in the reservoir. Pressure in system prob blew the first rad. But there is water/coolant just sitting in the hose running from the water pump to the radiator. But there are no leaks or anything. Normally the owner has tried in vain to find the leak and sometimes, multiple auto repair shops have been unable to find a source. I've got an '00 Durango R/T I've had since new (117k now), and in the last several years, coolant has been disappearing. Coolant is disappearing, 2 No visible external leaks, 3. Was easy fix as was close to the nipple so just cut and pulled a bit. with no guarantees. it should flow smoothly with out bubbles (once system is purged). You can check it by having a look if there is coolant in the accumulator pot, the antifreeze is usually green so its easy to spot. No vapor from the exhaust, but I have detected a faint coolant smell a couple of times from near the drivers "A" pillar but I lost it when I opened the hood. Ask Question Asked 4 years, 9 months ago. I have searched and search but cant seem to find any reference to this "plug". 4 quarts is too much, especially if you only changed the thermostat. No CEL or other codes that I can see. Mine was also leaking prior to finding my head cracked. After about 1K miles the oil level is down to the add mark. I was thinking it was a freeze plug of sorts but it is threaded with a hex head. I am hoping for a head gasket leak and my plan of attack is to re-torque the head bolts and monitor coolant levels. So I don’t know when the coolant came out. Each time, the recovery tank was nearly empty and I added coolant up to the "cold" mark. 0 V6 Tacoma. I bought the liquid radiator stop leak in a gray 10oz plastic bottle which says it works on radiators, gaskets, heads, heater cores, blocks,. Yanked the dipstick, but since the egr is still intact, oil is jet black. There were about three different BAR'S LEAKS at AZ. Checked dipstick again today and oil is fine. On an oil cooler leak it's more likely to leak oil into the coolant. No sign of it leaking anywhere! I purchased this car used this year with 65,000 miles on it and I totally regret it. 1999 996 Disappearing Coolant. Roughly 28k miles. Another place that can cause a no drip leak is the gasket between thermostat housing ans cylinder head. Some oil coolers circulate oil inside a chamber that is filled with coolant. [Query:] I'm a little concerned about the accounts of casting porosity in the 6 cyl block or head. Each time, over the course of a week or two the coolant is always gone from the resevior, and the radiator is down maybe 1/4 of a gallon (maybe a little less) each time I check. I have searched and search but cant seem to find any reference to this "plug". I have not seen any trace of oil in the coolant which I believe might indicate an oil cooler leak. If you drive even for a short time without enough coolant, your engine can seize or die altogether. Up until now it hasn't been too bad, but it's getting worse. When a VW water pump is leaking, you'll usually find a trail of coolant from the water pump area down to the lowest point of the engine (depending. But it's a very minor leak, after driving some 500 - 1000km I can see the drop. This allows for the exchange of heat between the two systems. I drove 2 hours to Giddings and back on Sunday and 5 miles from the house notice my temp gauge climbing. Originally, I noticed a cracked reservoir cap and thought that was the problem (I suspect the used car dealer added that cracked cap to throw me off from the real problem for a while longer). I changed it "live" without draining the coolant but the car has to be cold to lose minimal amount of coolant. I tried K-Seal to no avail. I have to add a quart of oil about once a month and I have to add about 1/2 gallon of coolant every other month. I don't have any visable leaks, there is no signs of water contamination in my oil, no signs of oil contamination in my coolant and my exhaust is running clean (no visable smoke or smell). Then start the car and look for the famous white smoke. I have a 2014 Chevy Cruse 1. Finding small coolant leaks can be extremely difficult. I just don't see any leaks and it did consume about 3/4 of a gallon of coolant so it would have been obvious. After 5 minute drive, short wait, coolant down from max to min fill line and a small puddle was evident in the parking lot. Coolant disappearingwhere? Not mixing with oil Hey there everyone, i'm sure these topics have been beat to death but i'm losti've read all the related posts a million times and still unsure what to do, i have a 99 grand am GT 3400 V6 and for the past year and a half i've noticed i've had to add coolant to the reservoir about every 2-3. I had exactly the same problem with my wife's Mazda 626 and the coolant was just disappearing with no trace of any leaks at all. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that if the coolant leaks and evaporates on the engine when it is hot, a fire could start. Luis, this is what I believe is happening, assuming of course that you're right about no leaks. T I had a leak on mine and it was the tube between the radiator and the overflow bottle. Over the last couple weeks I have been losing radiator fluid and it has been getting incresingly worse. I have parked it over cardboard overnight and everything to see where it is leaking but there were no marks. This has happened 3 or 4 times now, each time I add coolant to the reservoir. If the oil looks ok, the next step would be to pressurize the coolant system, remove the spark plugs and see if coolant is entering into one of the cylinders. I took it to my mechanic and it turned out to be a water pump. It's a 1999 XJ with 118,000 miles, and supposedly the head-gasket was changed out at around 90k miles by the dealer that i bought it from. I've checked all the usual spots for a NorthStar to leak, T-stat housing, water pump, heater hoses, T-body, radiator tanks and nothing is out of the "norm". I reckon head gasket gone. Luckily, brightly colored coolant (a. The rear mounts are on the marine gear in my boat. I do not have the exact model and serial number at home but will get it if needed. It doesn't leak any fluids of any sort, and there is no oil residue around the head gasket, oil pan gasket, etc, yet every once in a while, I have to add about 1/3 - 1/2 quart of oil. I tried K-Seal to no avail. If no leaks, check to make sure the electric cooling fans are working, and there is NO restriction in the radiator…sounds like the radiator has had some issues and would not be surprised if there is an internal problem with it restricting the flow of coolant. Wow, you guys are fast!! First, the truck is a 2000 model with about 85,000 on it. I was thinking it was a freeze plug of sorts but it is threaded with a hex head. Engine coolant maintenance is just as important as an oil change. Mystery coolant leak. Another possibility is the water pump may be leaking. This stopped the coolant leaking when I turned the engine off (I mentioned this to the dealer mechanic and he had not heard of it, or so he said, but it is in the service manual). Coolant in. Mine has leaked since it was delivered FYI. The coolant leaks directly onto the downpipe and can burn off before you notice it. Last couple weeks I have had to top up coolant. I have a friend who is a mechanic. I think he has internal coolant leak either at the cylinder head gasket or cracked head altogether. I cant find mine either. If the car has recently overheated then this could have caused the head gasket to fail. The Check coolant level warning kept coming up from time to time and I had to refill the ***** every now and then and I tried to find if it was leaking somewhere but it wasnt visible anywhere - should have been as it was loads disappearing sometimes after a drive. Nov 26th, 2019 12:35 am. No CEL, no coolant leaks. I chased a coolant leak for a year in a '97 Camry. coolant disappearing from fill tank no visible leaks, no overheating, no antifreeze in the oil, new waterpump recently drained and refilled the radiator to remove the air if it's a leak it's a small one could it be so small that it burns off/ evaporates before hitting the ground?. Coolant loss with no visible leaks, oil is clean and level. the leak got worse and a couple days ago it started to leak pretty bad, thought it was the water pump, but had my buddies dad check it out and its the intake gasket. Better send car to workshop to check further. what gives? ps: car is a 2004 s2000. Vehicle Information: Varioram Resonance. I will top up the coolant when the engine cools down - it will take about 3/4 of a litre. The coolant pressure test is obviously showing a coolant leak. Leave pressure on the coolant system for about an hour (with the car off). Make sure you are monitoring the coolant level in the radiator/reservoir. 6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have an engine coolant leak. Also might want to look around the passenger wheel well liner it make be coming from the overflow. My '04 Silverado and my brother-in-law's '00 Suburban both have 5. Call it antifreeze, a coolant, or even radiator fluid; the purpose is to maintain the engine’s cool. I changed it "live" without draining the coolant but the car has to be cold to lose minimal amount of coolant. For the last few months I have had to keep buying coolant to fill my radiator. No job is too big or too small. Odometer 44,500 km. The independent garage I go to changes the oil & filter every 6K miles with Mobile1. I can smell anti-freeze from the general area of the engine bay when stood outside the car when the engine is running, and also through the interior air vents, so I guess there must be a leak somewhere. 2 gallons in one day is substantial problem. I cranked the engine and got out to inspect the car while it was running. During the past few years, taking care of your automobile’s radiator and coolant has become a lot easier thanks to the new long-life coolants on the market. Check all fluids for signs of the dyed coolant. Any ideas I read that the white smoke is likely a coolant leak but when I opened up the hood it look as if the leak must have been spraying straight upwards and then dripping back down and I can 39 t figure out where it 39 s coming from. I've had a couple of coolant leaks over the years. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. Fluid will leak from the high to the low, or from oil side into the coolant side. Do it today or tomorrow, do not delay. This will result in a low coolant level and decreased cooling of your engine. No drips, and no smell or white smoke out the tailpipe. Wow, you guys are fast!! First, the truck is a 2000 model with about 85,000 on it. I cannot find where I can purchase coolant. 4: you have a freeze plug that is leaking, but it might be in such a location that you cant see the leak, and by the time you check the coolant in the morning, all evidence of the leak is gone. I have a 2014 Chevy Cruse 1. Also replaced both radiator hoses shortly thereafter. Hi All, new to the board here. It only leaked when the truck was shut down and cooling off. But there is water/coolant just sitting in the hose running from the water pump to the radiator. Popped it in my top coolant hose by the radiator, shut myself in my garage and ran the engine up to temp. No sign of it leaking anywhere! I purchased this car used this year with 65,000 miles on it and I totally regret it. No biggie, fill it to the cold line and forget about it. If there are no leaks in the external coolant system then that leeds to one of two problems. So I noticed my coolant low one day. Last time I had it at the shop my tech told me that there is a small leak in it somewhere, but he didn't know where. Try putting a teaspoonful of yellow food dye in the coolant. This type of problem will only get worse and lead to even greater problems if the leak isn’t fixed. A slow leak, however — say, from a bad head gasket — can also send enough coolant back through the exhaust system over time to clog your catalytic converter and contaminate the materials used inside of it until they are no longer effective. The coolant is meant to stay in the system for the most part. They never saw it leaking on the ground, it just continues to be low on coolant. Good thought on the coolant check. I bought this in-store which was more than buying it online by about $7 - and I really thought I'd wasted the $27. It’s been raining here ever since I got home that day. An internal leak is within the engine and is harder to diagnose and no coolant leaks are noticed - the coolant just keeps disappearing. A blown head gasket can also allow coolant to leak to the outside of your engine and onto the ground. On cold start up it the fan would kick in at 100%. This condition keeps happening after about 150 miles of driving. The independent garage I go to changes the oil & filter every 6K miles with Mobile1. Hello, new to this place[but I lurk], I drive a 2010 Prerunner 2WD 4. My son has an '07. I have since fixed this issue. No leaking to the garage floor. The loss is easy to identify. Your engine takes a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. No signs of leaks, no smell of coolant, no coolant in the oil, no. 0 OHV Tech: 13: 03-25-2011 07:52 AM: Radiator/coolant question: Red98: 3. 1999 996 Disappearing Coolant. I will add Castrol GTX synthetic. You may not notice the difference at first, thinking that your tank is full. any solutions? rpms have to be raised to about 2000 for this to occur. I am seeing a mixture of coolant and oil on dip stick and on the oil cap. Then about 2 weeks ago it started losing the coolant quite regularly and I'm topping it up nearly every other day. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2003 Lincoln aviator. RE: Coolant leak, where from? IP: Logged Message: have coolant leak spurting like cut artery coming from direction of water pump. I filled the overflow tank to the Full mark yesterday and topped off the radiator Today, after driving less than 100km's the coolant in the radiator needed filling back to the top with approx a pint, the overflow tank level never moved ! It did not get pulled back into the radiator. Normally the owner has tried in vain to find the leak and sometimes, multiple auto repair shops have been unable to find a source. Coolant disappearing, no symptoms of head gasket leaking. My Cummins is losing coolant. After the ride the coolant is full. Her coolant would be low by morning (more and more required every day), overflow bottle always full and puking over, overheating, excessive system pressure and no leaks. You can rent the coolant pressure testers from the auto parts stores, at least the ones in missouri. Only way its disapearing is either getting mixed wit the oil. 0 OHV Tech: 13: 03-25-2011 07:52 AM: Radiator/coolant question: Red98: 3. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member. Discussion Starter. I am fearing that it could be a blown head gasket but the van is running great besides the fact that the coolant is disappearing. I suppose it could. This may also have been the source of your mysterious disappearing coolant, a possible leak around there maybe? But I would definitely check that out. Re: Coolant Disappearing in closed cooling system / 350 MAG MPI Even with Salt Away flushing 2 years of salt water is probably past the desired point-of-no-return for installing the fwc system. Naturally I think there's a leak. Apr 4, 2016 #1 Hi I have a 2005 Honda civic SE Coupe 1. Check the reservoir and tell me if it filled up or no. If you want to risk ruining your engine, you could try putting bars leak in it. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. Detecting a faint, sweet smell of antifreeze with no signs of a leak is also indicative of an internal leak. Think another phonecall to CUK is in order. The gasket can leak at this location. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2003 Lincoln aviator. I can smell anti-freeze from the general area of the engine bay when stood outside the car when the engine is running, and also through the interior air vents, so I guess there must be a leak somewhere. Runs great. Monitor how quickly it's loosing coolant and report back. An internal leak is within the engine and is harder to diagnose and no coolant leaks are noticed - the coolant just keeps disappearing. Coolant was still slowly disappearing but at a much slower pace. Either the head gasket or intake gasket, maby even a possible cracked head, but if it was the head there would be other issues unless it was a very, very fine crack, I hope not. 6 Well don't want to be a laughing stock on ttnis forum but anyone tried like blue devil or K&W block seal on these 1. There were about three different BAR'S LEAKS at AZ. I have issues with my coolant disappearing very quickly. I have a 2015 with 27000 miles, I noticed a slow coolant leak over the last 3k miles, dropped about an inch in the reservoir. Could it be coming out my exhaust? I have a puff of white smoke when I start it and when the Rpm's drop fast it will do that also. In other posts I've read that the coolant cap was defective and that solved the problem. Then i read online that the toyota coolant forms this pink crust when it leaks out so inspected the entire system once again super carefully. car warms up normally. No sign of it leaking anywhere! I purchased this car used this year with 65,000 miles on it and I totally regret it. There were no leaks evident, no drips on the ground, oil level and appearance were normal. Checked the oil, looks good, no milky stuff on the cap, no bubbles on the dipstick, good light brown color (changed about 900miles ago) Antifreeze is green, no large bubbles when running with the radiator cap off, just a few small ones here and there. Has new radiator, new thermostat , new coolant, new head gasket, no oil leaks, no rust in radiator, oil pump works well, water pump works good, coolant flows well, fan clutch works excellent, act electric fan works excellent, ac works well. So I've replaced my thermostat thinking that would fix the coolant vanishing problem, turns out it did not. There is no oil in the coolant or vice versa. 571, meaning that a given quantity of glycol will carry away only about 57% of the heat that the same. After a 5 minute trip back home the low coolant warning light appeared and virtually all the coolant was gone. My 2007 Town and Country's coolant magically disappears after two or three days of driving and there's not a single leak. Tried topping it a couple of times but light came back on after 6 or 7 miles. or you may have a radiator hose with a really fine leak that only starts when the cooling system builds up to operating. They topped up the system and bled it and I drove the 40 odd kilometres to home. Nov 26th, 2019 12:35 am. Each time, the recovery tank was nearly empty and I added coolant up to the "cold" mark. There are no leaks, the engine never overheats or causes any trouble. Pretty sure it's fixed though. 3s and both have magical disappearing engine coolant. Checked with Toyota multiple times, but still we couldn't root cause the issue. My heater only gets warm and not hot, and at idle it goes from warm to cool. I suspect I'm burning it off, I thought it may be a head gasket but wouldn't I see either a visible leak or mixing of the two if that was the case?. The repair has been completed one month ago and I put 3000 miles on the car after the repair without any problems, no coolant leak or even any cold start problems, the temperature was low as 22F here, no check engine, this repair did not make any deferent except that it protects the engine from future internal leak. I will be adding more coolant but it was weird. Ford dealer says I have coolant dripping on a couple cylinders, only way to fix is replace engine, they said it's not head gaskets. It only takes a few minutes do the testing. Coolant Disappearing/Sizzle Drip noise after shutting off, no overheat If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Tomorrow they are supposed to do some sort of evaluation. I was able to do this because I have an off road tune as is made by GDE & PPEI. An internal leak is within the engine and is harder to diagnose and no coolant leaks are noticed - the coolant just keeps disappearing. The rear trunion mounts. (03-18-2016 ) hhow55 Wrote: In regards to the disappearing coolant, disconnect the Venturi pipe from the intake horn, and see if you find any moisture or coolant. A more mysterious coolant loss problem involves no evidence at all of leaks or puddles, yet shows a definite reduction in radiator coolant levels. Weird thing is there is absolutely nothing on my driveway to indicate a leak! Oil looks perfectly fine, so no problems there. There was no sign of a leak in the engine bay or on the ground beneath the vehicle. Replace the pump with the new one put in all 4 gallons and no leaks. See full list on doityourself. Could be related to the coolant "disappearing". I have no oil in the coolant and I have no coolant in the oil. Checked dipstick again today and oil is fine. My 2000 GLS VR6 is going through coolant like crazy and my temp light keeps beeping/flashing. If its still good no worries. The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe has 15 problems reported for always adding anti freeze, but have no leaks. The Fix: Repair or replace the oil cooler. Hey guys I have a 2007 aura and for some reason my coolant is disappearing. I can only assume that due to the hot weather, the coolant boiled over when she turned the car off. If your coolant system is leaking, it will not be able to properly cool the engine may even result in overheating. pump the pressure to the system pressure spec marked on the coolant tank cap and leave it on for a half an hour see how much pressure the system looses and then check. See full list on doityourself. Any reputable tech should have one of these kits in his toolbox. No coolant leak from what i can see from any of the pipes, coolant is still full from yesterday. There may not be any puddles because the car isn't at operation temps when sitting still like if it were driving down the highway. Call it antifreeze, a coolant, or even radiator fluid; the purpose is to maintain the engine’s cool. I went to a local AutoZone and rented a pressure tester for coolant system. Your coolant light might be signs of a more major engine problem. Monitor how quickly it's loosing coolant and report back. You can hit 225 without boiling, if the system is pressurized. AND!! I'm still waiting for my £90 refund from the original farce. It could be something as simple as a leak in the new radiator. Thus, you can have a bad gasket and no loss of oil and no oil in the coolant, but loss of coolant through the exhaust. Can be a bit rough to start sometimes with a bit of smoke. I’ll fill it up, only to have the same thing happen after the next ride. Solving The Mystery Behind Coolant Disappearing From Reservoir With No Potential Leaks. The rear trunion mounts. I have coolant leaking from the motor mount bolts on the bell housing. 0 OHV Tech: 13: 03-25-2011 07:52 AM: Radiator/coolant question: Red98: 3. The recall applies to models with 1. Engine coolant maintenance is just as important as an oil change. 3544mm in a 34 mainship. pump the pressure to the system pressure spec marked on the coolant tank cap and leave it on for a half an hour see how much pressure the system looses and then check. I haven't heard of this problem before either. If your coolant system is leaking, it will not be able to properly cool the engine may even result in overheating. Runs great. Replace the pump with the new one put in all 4 gallons and no leaks. Call it antifreeze, a coolant, or even radiator fluid; the purpose is to maintain the engine’s cool. But, since replacing the cap, I still have the slow coolant leak. Re: Disappearing coolant but no leaks Thanks again to all members for your advice & words of wisdom about my disappearing coolant. I have read the posts about vanishing coolant on the 300E, but I still have a couple of questions. When a VW water pump is leaking, you'll usually find a trail of coolant from the water pump area down to the lowest point of the engine (depending. A slow leak, however — say, from a bad head gasket — can also send enough coolant back through the exhaust system over time to clog your catalytic converter and contaminate the materials used inside of it until they are no longer effective. I checked my oil and oil cap, no milky foamy residue. No visual leak or puddles under the car, no smoke. there is a dye that you can put into the system, run the engine for a few minutes, and then using a black light you can track down the leak. There is no oil in the coolant, and no coolant in the oil. I recently found out my coolant has been disappearing somewhere. After driving about 100 miles I noticed that the coolant is again disappearing. I used a. I have searched and search but cant seem to find any reference to this "plug". My 2007 Town and Country's coolant magically disappears after two or three days of driving and there's not a single leak. Just goin through the bike (1998 yz400f) to get ready for the riding season and I noticed that shes leaking coolant. There does not appear to be any coolant leaking from manifold, turbo, or. Based upon readings in this forum, I am seeking advice regarding intake. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. no trace at all, but I can smell it when I stop somewhere and get out. If the coolant level is going down, and there is no external leak evident, then it's probably leaking internally into the engine. I got out to inspect the car. No coolant smells since I got it back last week. Tip: When replacing the thermostat (yellow arrow), I suggest replacing both coolant hoses (red arrows) that connect to it. 2 gallons in one day is substantial problem. The coolant is low in the expansion tank or regularly needs replenished to bring the level back up. My coolant is disappearing, I decided to look in my rad. I'll check the dipstick for color and quantity and the spark plugs as well. Absolutely raging. I was able to do this because I have an off road tune as is made by GDE & PPEI. coolant loss, internal or external? sometimes hard to find. Turns out my leak was from the radiator, at least that's what they changed. Car doesn't normally go up to 97 degrees, usually idles at around 74-78 max. However there is no leakage inside the car or excessive fogging. crack in radiator, or a coolant hose, or even the coolant tank. This is a known issue with VW engines including the MKIV, and it is the most common cause of a slow coolant leak for this vintage engine. I looked over the next few days for any signs of a leak and there were no signs. Replaced the head gasket and working now. Still the coolant continued to go down slowly but this time no sign of it could be found. There is no visible leak that I can see and no puddle underneath at home or at the office. Check all external coolant lines and places where coolant could be leaking. Major Coolant Leak on first trip to SLO - Advice needed asap: General: 27: Jun 28, 2008: Advice on how to replace coolant on K7 gsxr1000: Maintenance and Repair: 11: Aug 14, 2007: Disappearing Coolant? Maintenance and Repair: 41: May 24, 2007: Triumph Sprint ST coolant change oddities: Maintenance and Repair: 0: Apr 15, 2007: 2004 ex250. Theres no water in the oil. Here's the kickers that make no sense to me A) I have no visible leaks under the vehicle, ever. Runs fine so far. No biggie, fill it to the cold line and forget about it. Her coolant would be low by morning (more and more required every day), overflow bottle always full and puking over, overheating, excessive system pressure and no leaks. When you get a crack in the block or the intake gasket you will leak coolant and oil, usually slowly at first. Your engine takes a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. I used a. No sign of it leaking anywhere! I purchased this car used this year with 65,000 miles on it and I totally regret it. 1L W22 Canyon Country, Ca. There's a faint hint of pancake syrup but no sticky puddles anywhere. I just don't see any leaks and it did consume about 3/4 of a gallon of coolant so it would have been obvious. The coolant level has dropped. or you may have a radiator hose with a really fine leak that only starts when the cooling system builds up to operating. I found the mysterious pool of antifreeze, but again no obvious leak and the radiator and hoses seemed intact. Check all fluids for signs of the dyed coolant. Discussion Starter. Im leaning towards the electric water pump being faulty so Im looking into replacing that and the thermostat. One day the bottle was completely empty yet not a single drop to be seen under the car or the engine bay until one day all hell broke loose and steam started to come-out from the engine bay and it heated up. Thus, you can have a bad gasket and no loss of oil and no oil in the coolant, but loss of coolant through the exhaust. 6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have an engine coolant leak. So I noticed my coolant low one day. Active 1 year ago. I just replaced the. There is no visible leak that I can see and no puddle underneath at home or at the office. However, I found very little evidence of headgasket leaks (the overfillbottle would fill up, but found no coolant in the motor oil or vice versa, no white smoke or coolant smell coming out the exhaust, etc. See full list on doityourself. That's a mixture of half water, half coolant In the old days, you had to make measurements yourself and test the mixture to get it right. If no leaks occur, then you have fixed your coolant leak. My Cummins is losing coolant. View 2 Replies. Since there is no coolant reservoir installed on the engine there is no way to check the fluid level. car warms up normally. I have worked on engines since the 1960’s, built hot rods with balanced and blue printed motors, and own and work on performanc. All mechanical, collision, and frame work is done here at 14857 Burbank Blvd. Replaced the head gasket and working now. Pressurize the system and hold it for many hours. Your coolant light might be signs of a more major engine problem. No sign of leaks in my parking stall. Now a week later and coolant is dissapearing but there is no visible coolant under the jeep. Yanked the egr tube, and it’s bone dry. I replaced the thermostat twice as well as the radiator, water pump, lower heater hose that was leaking, radiator cap and the coolant temp sensor in the side of the water box. Question: “My car has no apparent leaks, but is losing water at a rapid rate. There has been a faint coolant odor when idling. Mine would have dropped past this. It has the original single o-ring design which I am replacing in the next week. Can be a bit rough to start sometimes with a bit of smoke. Coolant Leak. I am also facing coolant level drop in reservoir with my Innova. Pressurizing the coolant system to 20-25 PSI both cold and hot may help spot a small leak but there is no guarantee. I checked my oil and oil cap, no milky foamy residue. T I had a leak on mine and it was the tube between the radiator and the overflow bottle. I ended up replacing the radiator, H20 pump, heater core, thermostat, hoses, etc. The garage may not know about that. My engine was recently rebuilt and runs great,except for the coolant leak. If it is a tiny leak. Fortunately I was near home whan that happened. Usually with Subarus it is coolant leaking into your exhaust not into your oil like other types of head gasket failures. Long story short, I lost coolant, initially 1 cup/100 miles, then the loss accelerates to 1 cup/30 miles. [Query:] I'm a little concerned about the accounts of casting porosity in the 6 cyl block or head. And the coolant isn't leaving tone reservoir to go into the radiator. Coolant pump leaking is another possibility. Then i read online that the toyota coolant forms this pink crust when it leaks out so inspected the entire system once again super carefully. No more burnt coolant white ish smoke. It takes a surprisingly large leak to cause a coolant odor from the tailpipe. I haven't heard of this problem before either. Top off the res, and in a month, it's low again. I'm losing more than 1 gallon per day, my "low-coolant light" comes on about every two hours, I have to stop and put water/coolant in, its very inconvenient. I've poured in more coolant, but it just keeps disappearing. Has about 230,000 miles. If the coolant level is going down, and there is no external leak evident, then it's probably leaking internally into the engine. When the engine is running the oil pressure will be significantly higher then the coolant pressure. Fortunately I was near home whan that happened. Again, coolant was bone dry. Sent from my. If there is no visible sign of a leak, this usually means a bad manifold gasket, usually the intake manifold. No sludge in coolant - just drained all the old stuff before replacing the hoses. Jump to Latest Follow 21 - 40 of 43 Posts. Has anyone heard of or seen this problem before. A repair to a cracked engine block or head gasket is an expensive repair. I went to a local AutoZone and rented a pressure tester for coolant system. It did not leak every time we shut down either. I forgot to mention, I also thought it might be leaking into the coolant, but the color is bright green, no brown-ish tint whatsoever, so I ruled out a leak into the coolant system. no motor problems. I am hoping for a head gasket leak and my plan of attack is to re-torque the head bolts and monitor coolant levels. But if you're low, you'll need to top it off. But, since replacing the cap, I still have the slow coolant leak. Thanks again pierrot for offering the instructions on how to remove my rad but I just seemed not to have any time to get at it so I took my car to a rad shop. Rodimus, I can only guess that after hard driving the engine is hotter and therefore the pump spins faster which in turn creates more pressure. It’s gone again. I haven't heard of this problem before either. Check the reservoir and tell me if it filled up or no. I took it to the shop when it first leake/started disappearing four weeks ago and they checked everything including the hoses and said there's no leak so I tossed the problem aside. The contact stated that prior to failure the coolant was low and refilled,the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where informed there was no indication of a leak. Page 1 of 2 - Coolant issue - posted in Performance and Technical: Hay people. no - Answered by a verified Ford Mechanic. I changed it "live" without draining the coolant but the car has to be cold to lose minimal amount of coolant. I needed to add almost a gallon to bring it back to normal. Does anybody have any clue. Make sure you are monitoring the coolant level in the radiator/reservoir. 571, meaning that a given quantity of glycol will carry away only about 57% of the heat that the same. I am going away up north in 2 weeks - 150 mile journey and there is no way that this car will cope with this if I can't even get 15 miles into work without engine coolant disappearing. After driving about 100 miles I noticed that the coolant is again disappearing. It took 15 quarts of 50/50 antifreeze to fill the system. Magic Disappearing Coolant ('17, 12K) So, the dealer tells me its okay if the coolant is below the LOW mark, and tells me that for some reason Outbacks like to run with LOW coolant. Paid $3000 for it BTW. Then about 2 weeks ago it started losing the coolant quite regularly and I'm topping it up nearly every other day. Decided that, as we'd have to rip half the engine apart to get at it, may aswell do the EGR valve at the same time, for good measure. 4: you have a freeze plug that is leaking, but it might be in such a location that you cant see the leak, and by the time you check the coolant in the morning, all evidence of the leak is gone. Mine was 4 years old on Saturday and as a present to me, it gave me the low coolant light on Saturday night. Hell most cars I owned for years on end never required me to add coolant. The most common cause for "disappearing" coolant comes from the engine heads. Could the thermostat be the problem?” OK. No pink flakes or oil issue/white smoke, but was still worried it was leaking somewhere. If you own a diesel motorhome, there are a few things you need to know about the coolant/antifreeze circulating in your engine block. Let us know if either component has signs of dampness or discoloration due to coolant seepage. No sign of leaks in my parking stall. I can see a run of water from beneath it, but don't know if it's from the coolant bottle or a connection/pipe beneath it. Any of my search term words; All of my search term words; Find results in Content titles and body; Content titles only. Rover 400 - Disappearing Coolant - R40 : Don't use Radweld on a K series engine! The engine design includes coolant paths that are very small bore and any leak plugger will just stop the paths up and cause you much bigger and costlier problems. '00 D with 4. The hose pipe from hell is another candidate, located under the exhaust manifold right against the engine block. When it does occur, however, one of the following symptoms is usually the cause: a cold system with gases trapped in a cold thermostat, or disappearing coolant with no apparent leakage. Step 2 – Isolating the coolant leak. The pipes running from the from the front of the car to the back of the car are also prone to cracking. This may also have been the source of your mysterious disappearing coolant, a possible leak around there maybe? But I would definitely check that out. I once got two and a half years out of a bad head gasket using bars leak. I have a 2014 Chevy Cruse 1. Could it be coming out my exhaust? I have a puff of white smoke when I start it and when the Rpm's drop fast it will do that also. Was overheating, they towed it, said it was the headgasket, fixed it, and gave it back. losing about a litre of coolant to a tank of fuel (say 350-400 miles) Not overheating - stays around 80 when driving normally (has been between min and 80 in the recent cool snap in the mornings) will hit 91/92 sitting in traffic for a long period - No signs of seal failures on the. There was fluid leaking from a loose hose clamp. I pressure tested the lines and it has a slow leak because there is a tiny hole in one of the lines but not big enough to let any. Fluid will leak from the high to the low, or from oil side into the coolant side. Duramax low coolant no leaks Duramax low coolant no leaks. Had the same problem. In other posts I've read that the coolant cap was defective and that solved the problem. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2002 Focus ZX3 are located and the steps needed to fix minor leaks. I bought the liquid radiator stop leak in a gray 10oz plastic bottle which says it works on radiators, gaskets, heads, heater cores, blocks,. Part 2 ; the find https://youtu. If its full of white milky snotty goo, replace your water pump seal. So obviously Im starting to think the worst about head gaskets. Has about 230,000 miles. However my reservoir coolant keeps disappearing. Possible signs of head gasket failure include. And that "steam" you see coming out your tailpipe is your "disappearing" coolant, after it's been vaporized inside your engine. When visually inspecting the coolant system, be sure to look for signs of spraying or leaking coolant coming from the radiator as well as the hoses and pump. No drips, and no smell or white smoke out the tailpipe. If you put a pressure tester on the bottle no pressure will come from said overflow. at 25K i did it again. There is no smell of antifreeze anywhere, no aparent leaks or puddles, no steam from my exhaust - it's just disappearing. Any idea s or what to check?. No white milky coloring or sludge is a good thing. I have a slow coolant leak I can't find. Now a week later and coolant is dissapearing but there is no visible coolant under the jeep. Ford Ranger / B-Series :: 1997 - Coolant Disappearing - No Leaks And No Smell. If the oil is over full and looks like congealed milk, then you have a problem. When visually inspecting the coolant system, be sure to look for signs of spraying or leaking coolant coming from the radiator as well as the hoses and pump. The engine does not burn oil and the oil level is unchanged from the last oil change of 3 weeks ago. After I'd changed everything and still losing coolant, I bought some UV dye through eBay and a UV light. Could it be coming out my exhaust? I have a puff of white smoke when I start it and when the Rpm's drop fast it will do that also. No drips I can see. Refill just the radiator, same thing. Strongly recommend you have your vehicle checked by a competent mechanic. I had an issue like this with my 2013 Hemi, disappearing coolant and an odor yet no visible signs of where it was going. No not yet - any suggestions on a quick diagnosis and I am guessing this would solve my "All coolant disappearing on ignition issue" - it makes sense but again this has (according to the previous owners documents) been replaced in 2010!. Put in 1 litre of water and scheduled premature major 48,000 km service and tire change. For you to lose that much coolant in your system it should be pretty freaking apparent if you do have a water leak. There does not appear to be any coolant leaking from manifold, turbo, or. If the car has recently overheated then this could have caused the head gasket to fail. 0 OHV Tech: 4: 03-25-2011 09:23 AM: Disappearing Coolant: ERO: 4. Wow, you guys are fast!! First, the truck is a 2000 model with about 85,000 on it. There were about three different BAR'S LEAKS at AZ. Now a week later and coolant is dissapearing but there is no visible coolant under the jeep. Possible signs of head gasket failure include. I’ll check it the next day and it will 3/4 gone. lurker99 wrote: ↑The coolant was disappearing and got P0304 (miss-fire cycle 4) and P0420.