View Full Version : Coolant Leak
03-16-2004, 09:52 PM
I have what i deemed to be the infamous intake gasket leak, however, it seems a bit...odd. I lost about two full resevoirs of coolant, both on long trips w/ the heater turned on. I have since driven on three such trips in warmer weather and did not use the heat; I failed to lose a single drop of coolant! Could it be that my heater is causing me to lose coolant because of higher engine temps???
03-17-2004, 03:32 PM
Do you see coolant all over the ground? It could be(just a guess)a leak in the heater core. Maybe it overheated and flowed over, or possibly a faulty pressure cap.
Check your oil, if it leaked into your oil as a gasket leak you will see it in your oil and it will look frothy.
03-17-2004, 03:53 PM
Well I know for sure that its not leaking into my oil, I have checked it serveral times...i haven't actually seen it leak anywhere...my low coolant light just came on.
03-17-2004, 09:28 PM
Pressure cap. Make sure its on right. If that doesn't fix the prob, go to the dealer and get a new one.
If its not on right or crapped out it'll let the coolant flow out.
03-18-2004, 10:04 AM
Does your car run any hotter than it used to (assuming your coolant is full)? My car started running about 10-20 degrees F hotter recently and the dealer said the pressure cap wasn't holding pressure (how ironic). They gave me a new one and I was good to go, but then I didn't lose any coolant either...
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