Dealer found nothing wrong and topped off. I started looking for the leak around the engine and I couldn't see anything. I can not see any place on the engine where it is leaking, coolant usually leaves a trace of residue where it is leaking. 846" (invoice stated). It is a slow leaks about an overflow in 2 weeks and no dye marks. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. Then start the car and look for the famous white smoke. 3s and both have magical disappearing engine coolant. So I noticed my coolant low one day. Cold Coolant + Closed Thermostat When the system is cold, a head gasket leak could cause gasses to get trapped inside. For the elbows of the cylinders, coolant may. He didn't do an amazing check through everything, but had it for a week and it was fine. Cummins Fleetguard FLEETCOOL EX is an ethylene glycol premix 50/50 coolant which is pink in color. 2/9/18 - dealer performs recall 17s09 vehicle brought back again as coolant is dropping. I checked my oil and oil cap, no milky foamy residue. This is the first Citroen that I have owned after years of good ol' Fords. If the coolant level is going down, and there is no external leak evident, then it's probably leaking internally into the engine. I had this problem last year and it turned out to be a faulty water pump that was sucking the coolant in. Barely a drop of coolant in the reservoir. Sometimes a leak in the oil line inside this chamber can cause oil to leach into your cooling system. CarComplaints. until the day it almost blew upbut since I had brought it multiple times for exhaust, heavy smoke, in addition to low engine coolant, at. Nope plug clean and the gaskets aren't leaking at all. The car has recently had a new EGR cooler and coolant tank sensor. its not in the oil, its not on the ground. Cannot see any evidence of leaking/antifreeze stains. If you have a leak at the top level of the radiator (where it usually is on this vehicle), or between radiator and recovery bottle, vacuum will be lost and coolant from recovery bottle will not return to radiator, making you to believe that radiator is full. If its burning coolant then its possible for the antipollution light to come up - if there is no sgns of external leaks from under the car or even damp areas within the footwells caused by fault matrix. Engine bay was dry, driveway was dry. Old coolant loses its corrosion-inhibiting properties, allowing. 1 Series & 2 Series. Has anyone encountered this before ? Thank any and all help. I did not know what it was until I opened it. The recall applies to models with 1. One thing we would recommend doing is adding UV dye to your engine coolant and driving for a few days. The shop that did the head gasket said it probably was just an air pocket but it has been a week and a half and about three hundred miles and stills disappears from. He hasn't replaced the radiator yet, just keeps topping it off, since the loss is so gradual. check the heater hose fitting/downpipe for wetness or white/orange crustiness as well as check the water pump weep hole for the. If the antifreeze vanishes without any apparent reason, check these components for cracks, damage, or defects. It's been pressure checked hot and cold,no leaks to be found. Drained the oil to check for milkshake, coolant in oil. Last Spring, I tore down the motor and changed the headgaskets, but the disappearing coolant problem did not stop. Pull the 3/8 line off at the surge tank. Still consuming. The only mods are the Quadzilla XZT, a drop-in K&N, and a straight pipe. This allows for the exchange of heat between the two systems. 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!!). Get it back to the house and check stuff again. There is almost no coolant in the reservoir, it was below the full mark. i have had the raditor, coolant tank , egr coolant , replaced in the last 3 weeks and have had to add 3 gallons of antifreese with no leak evident and after the third time in the service manager and shop manager says everything is working fine. Coolant pipe slow leak might be easier to spot. There are no visible leaks anywhere from the radiator or anywhere else. Where do coolant leaks occur? Coolant leaks are either internal or external. The initial symptom was that the coolant kept disappearing. The worst complaints are electrical, cooling system, and windows / windshield problems. A more mysterious coolant loss problem involves no evidence at all of leaks or puddles, yet shows a definite reduction in radiator coolant levels. 0l you'll have to pull the intake plenum off to properly check for coolant leak against the head and front and rear of the engine. The mystery of disappearing coolant Last Friday I decided to ride to Louisiana for the hog rally and to eat about 50 lbs of mud bugs. I changed the oil right when I bought the truck, and it's black like it should be. It only became obvious it was leaking from the cap when I dropped the bike after hitting a roo and saw the coolant leaking out near the snorkel. what gives? ps: car is a 2004 s2000. Check that coolant not going to overflow container - if you have one, just trace overflow pipe from reservoir. Then I noticed that the coolant had the odor of diesel fuel. 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. You may not notice the difference at first, thinking that your tank is full. * No overheating or white smoke issue. Finding small coolant leaks can be extremely difficult. They are known for mystery leaks of coolant. Yours seems to be disappearing pretty quickly, hope it is not leaking into the transmission oil cooler:| Always use Mercedes coolant, other types corrode the plastics:laugh. If it has it could be leaking coolant into the combustion chambers. If the pump leaks you should have a pudle on the ground though, but just the same look around it and under it to see if you have a trail, also look at the housing behind the Alt. Cheaper ones with silver/copper flakes cause more blockages than one might even believe. Had the timing belt and water pump replaced, and now it's OK. Hello, a coolant leak with no external leaks leads me to believe you might have an internal leak at the head. Knowing where to look helps and often a cracked cylinder head is the source of the problem. If there is a hole in between your combustion chamber and the cooling jacket in your head gasket, each time the piston pushes exhaust gas out of the combustion chamber into the exhaust system some exhaust gas will also be. No antifreeze smell in the exhaust or white smoke. 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. The coolant can't just disappear, it is either leaking to the outside or into the engine. I can drive around town locally with no problems, I dont need to refill the coolant every trip as it doesnt leak out. * My car is holden statesman WL 2005 LS1 V8. If you have to add more than one quart, you may have a coolant leak. pressure the system. Check all external coolant lines and places where coolant could be leaking. 3 but no visible leak until after pressure test it showed at upper hose - Duration: 13:14. Coolant in the oil (turning it milky if there is a severe leak). Anyone with 2014 Cruze coolant leak problem has gotten it fixed ? No leakage or puddle, no sweet smell no white fumes from exhaust Here what has happened till date - Coolant disappearing -. The 2013 Ford F-150 has 7 problems reported for coolant loss. You might start with replacing the Expansion Tank Cap it costs around $11 and that MIGHT be the issue. My car overheated recently, and when I refilled the system, I noticed a very small leak coming from the intake. Just checked the coolant level and happy to report no loss of coolant in the radiator. So I filled it up. The problem with finding a small coolant leak is that coolant burns off on a hot motor pretty quick. 8 diesel, turbo not working. But I have had a feeling you had a small hole in the block somewhere, for which I would think a new short block would be the solution. I have coolant disappearing, the expansion tank is now 1 1/2" below min. The exhaust gasses will not enter the CC circuit, but compression sure will. Recently I noticed that coolant is leaking. December 2012 - refill of coolant, no broken parts October 2013 - refill of coolant, found leaking hose. I have no patience for this crap, but have been lucky to have friends who need a project to get through the day. New heater core this week with hoses and heater control shut-off valve. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 14 of 14 Posts. had the same issue with my wife's SUV a couple months ago (2006, 112,000 miles) coolant kept disappearing, but no leaks/puddles on the ground turned out it was the head gaskets so, got the heads machined to make sure surface was flat/level again, and had to replace the head gaskets. Had the timing belt and water pump replaced, and now it's OK. 3 but no visible leak until after pressure test it showed at upper hose - Duration: 13:14. 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. The only warning I got before it overheated was a lot of "white smoke" (steam, actually) out the tailpipe. 0 (its actually an 87 engine) is mysteriously leaking coolant. I have been putting cardboard on the garage floor with no external coolant leaks visable. A bad radiator cap can cause this to happen. Engine - Coolant Loss With No Visible Leaks. The first thing to do would be to check the oil and see if it looks like chocolate milk. I filled it up with the truck running at operating temp. Get it back to the house and check stuff again. A possible mixture of coolant and oil leads me to believe gasket issue-bad! FYI I found here another fan that had similar issue with disappearing coolant some five years ago. Car has 120k miles with full Skoda dealer history to 118k last serviced at dealer in January. If the car has recently overheated then this could have caused the head gasket to fail. The overheating light was on and I checked it’s out of coolant so I just drove to the closest autozone to get a 50/50(I read 60/40 is better but I think no one carries that). I tried K-Seal to no avail. Re: Radiator Coolant disappearing i noticed i am leaking radiator fluid from underneath my exhaust manifold, i have asked several people where it could be coming from and no one knows, i dont have time to move shit and check myself or money for a shop to do it. But if the head gasket is keeping the coolant and oil separate, and keeping the oil in the engine and the coolant in the engine, then you don't have much to worry about. So I noticed my coolant low one day. In my case, wet coolant was being pushed out the exhaust pipe. Last week I had ridden it and the coolant tank was full. pressure the system. I also had missing coolant, but was disappearing at the rate of almost a quart a month. Barely a drop of coolant in the reservoir. a leak, either big or small 2. Exhaust If the head gasket on the vehicle has weakened or burned, it can crack or blow open a water jacket that sits in proximity to the top of the combustion chamber. But small external coolant leaks often burn off the engine, which usually can be smelled by somebody with a good nose (so no drips). I visually. If the antifreeze vanishes without any apparent reason, check these components for cracks, damage, or defects. My suspicion is that the head gasket is leaking as that is what happened to mine when I put a new 'Roughtrax' head on it with a pattern gasket and didn't use jointing compound (the gasket has a thin black coating that I thought was a sealant). It doesn't seem to be getting worse to me but i also don't see smoke at idle, or smell any weird smells. Low coolant in chevy truck 5. Brad-P · Registered. Tomorrow they are supposed to do some sort of evaluation. check the passengers footwell,is it damp? if so then it could be the heater matrix leaking. There was no milky oil or sweet smell on the dipstick. If there is no coolant in the oil, then the coolant is likely going into the combustion chamber and out the exhaust system. So they filled it back to max level. I just had a leaking thermostat housing that was very small and would evaporate off the engine so I never saw a spot on the drive. Couldn't find it for months, but coolant was definitely going somewhere. like every week it goes down 1/2 inch to inch on bottle. no other leaks, no coolant in the oil or vice versa, no white smoke, nothing peculiar, just disappearing coolant, being. cant see any visible leak, no smoke out of the exhaust. Now I lost water out of the timing chain cover/waterpump gasket. Head gasket is the main suspect. Exhaust If the head gasket on the vehicle has weakened or burned, it can crack or blow open a water jacket that sits in proximity to the top of the combustion chamber. How can I further diagnose my coolant leak? Answer. With that much water/coolant disappearing, there almost has to be an external leak somewhere. pressure the system. I can’t visibly see a leak. However, after I had such recall repair completed, I experienced all of the above reported, engine coolant low and each time, dealership says my auto was fine after tests. Show Full Signature 2005 300C BRILLIANT BLACK, DRL, Mesh Grill/Vents, Chrome Pillars & Fender Trim, MDS Indicator, Quad Brake Lights, Tinted Windows, De-Molded, K&N Aircharger, 180 T-Stat, Flashing Sidemarkers. 04-13-2006, 11:54 PM. My car overheated recently, and when I refilled the system, I noticed a very small leak coming from the intake. This often happens when. I filled it up with the truck running at operating temp. (Coolant was between the marks with the engine hot) the coolant cold sits about an inch and a half lower than the minimum. Over the past 2k, I've had to add about 3 gallon of coolant. Re: Disappearing coolant / Losing coolant ??? « Reply #16 on: March 11, 2011, 08:57:36 AM » yes the coolant will rise and bubble for a while but should go away. CarComplaints. It takes a surprisingly large leak to cause a coolant odor from the tailpipe. Hmmmm, me looks for a leak but cant find one, except for the overflow tube under pressure. There may be times when the coolant system may fail due to one reason or another. I did note that the low coolant level sensor is very very low inside the bottle and there would be virtually no coolant left in there by the time it was set off. Replacing hose, thermostat and packing. Had the timing belt and water pump replaced, and now it's OK. I love this truck. I have a smell of collant in exhaust fumes, and I just had a cylinder #6 misfire code. This is the first Citroen that I have owned after years of good ol' Fords. Again, coolant was bone dry. YOu may have a seaping radiator core, that does not leak much, but when it does, the fan blows it and disperses it all over the engine, but so finely that it evaporates leaving only a slight green trace to show that it has been there. 5 is an open deck block, it will leak into the combustion chamber. * Radiator is not clogged i know because it is washed few months ago. No pressure loss in the coolant system, so there goes leak in the coolant system. I took it to the dealer and they pressure tested it overnight. Bought a 1988 Toyota Celica GT Convertible. 6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have an engine coolant leak. I have searched and search but cant seem to find any reference to this "plug". 3 ISC cummins is loosing coolant, but there is no trace under the coach, where we park it. Coolant will expand when the engine reaches normal operating temperature. There are no visible leaks anywhere from the radiator or anywhere else. * Almost every pipe is new. All clamps and sensors dry and tight. if the bubbles are constant I would do a leak down test. Bit of a problem thats baffling me. The leak may be happening from the bottom hose or radiator drain. August 26, 2013. I don’t get 25 miles from home before I notice the engine light and coolant light both lit up on the dash. No leaks visible, no stain on the driveway, even after high-idle'ing several times this winter. Hello, a coolant leak with no external leaks leads me to believe you might have an internal leak at the head. I'm thinking there is an internal leak and the engine is burning the coolant. Turn the engine off after the tank level stops dropping. King Dj-Slim 21,706 views. Why? Engine coolant maintains engine operating temperatures in the best range for performance and fuel economy. If you release the cap while the engine is still warm the level returns to near-normal. There are no traces of coolant leakage on the pavement or under the car. Disappearing coolant in a VW Passat Honest John suggests a few solutions for readers problems with disappearing coolant in his VW Passat. Cadillac Overheating Coolant disappearing no leak visible 3 Answers. Normally the owner has tried in vain to find the leak and sometimes, multiple auto repair shops have been unable to find a source. If you are sure that the internal engine seals and gaskets are ok, the only other way to loose coolant is from an external leak that can be found, or the system is being overfilled when the engine is cold and the excess is disappearing out the overflow system as designed. The fittings used on the turbo coolant lines have o rings that I believe overtime the heat causes damage and then leaking and most have experienced this around the 50k - 60k mile mark. Since the oil isn't contaminated and you see no obvious signs of an exterior leak take it to the shop. This article shows you how to identify and isolate coolant leaks the professional way, and repair the cooling system with a reasonable cost as well as minimum down time. I have a 2002 mini cooper. my passenger footwell looks good as well. Mine turned out to be a cracked head. More often than not, when you have an external leak, the coolant escapes and your car quickly overheats. I pulled the plastics and checked the hoses/clamps, ran the bike to operating temp and shut her down. i have no idea where its going but it seems to lose about an inch (in the reservoir) a day. The coolant leaks directly onto the downpipe and can burn off before you notice it. check the heater hose fitting/downpipe for wetness or white/orange crustiness as well as check the water pump weep hole for the. The heater core is brand new,but ya never know. I have had it to my mechanic twice and they cannot find a damn thing. 11/24/19 - I open the hood to find the coolant bottle completely empty with no warning message, check engine light, nothing. Passat - Volkswagen :: 2003 - Coolant Disappearing / No Leak Even though I had head gasket done/timing belt/water pump & other stuff, 3 months, ago, I'm having to check the coolant level weekly & adding about 1 cup of water to pink coolant every 8 - 9 days. I filled the coolant reservoir and ran the car for a good 15-20 min. I did and my leak stopped. But, things are not as complicated as they appear to be. Kinda good news, as its not a head gasket, but still an irritation! 22-07-17, 18:41 #10. And the next day it’s empty again. My 2007 Town and Country's coolant magically disappears after two or three days of driving and there's not a single leak. i changed my oil and it was fine, no milky color or anything. Drove the car a couple of miles to the dealer. 3L IDI Diesels' started by crash-harris, May 27, 2018. Losing coolant, can't figure out where. After the leak down test, leave that pressure guage screwed onto the radiator and run the motor until the thermostat opens up. Bulletin No. Was the coolant pressure test done with a hot or cold engine? Some leaks can open up (or close up) as the engine warms up. Re: 2003 Ram 1500 losing antifreeze w/ no signs of leak 11/22/2008 9:38 AM excellent answer. Cheaper ones with silver/copper flakes cause more blockages than one might even believe. I'm catching no breaks. Systems seems to pressurize fine. Threw some water in just to check and basically a whole jug went in. Joined 2 mo If you have a 4. I don’t get 25 miles from home before I notice the engine light and coolant light both lit up on the dash. 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. I can't really smell anything though. another thing to try is borrowing a coolant pressure tester from someone you know or you might be able to rent one from advanced auto parts and pressure testing the coolant system while it is cold and checking for leaks that way. N62 mystery coolant leak game! I'm in. It closes up again when it's cold and doesn't leak. However, I have had ongoing issues with vapor coming out of the vents whether the AC is turned on or off with an awful chemical smell. He hasn't replaced the radiator yet, just keeps topping it off, since the loss is so gradual. Still believe that coolant disappears. Pressure in system prob blew the first rad. There are two ways for coolant to escape the system, by leaking to the outside where you see puddles on the ground and wet stuff in the engine bay, or it can leak internally -- leak into the engine. An internal leak could be caused by a leak in the head or block or perhaps a leaky head gasket which lets the coolant escape its system. I was still slowly losing coolant, until I found a small leak that became pronounced. Good thought on the coolant check. If the coolant level is going down, and there is no external leak evident, then it's probably leaking internally into the engine. its a very slow leak. The Fix: Repair or replace the oil cooler. Mine does the same thing, I loose coolant but have no leaks and can't find where it is going. There's still no visible leaks anywhere and the temp of the jeep is still climbing each week. 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. I have checked under the car for any leaks or to see if coolant has been on any other parts, the only leak my car has right now is a small oil leak. Absolutely raging. If you cannot find the coolant leak anywhere with that, then I am out of ideas lol. Coolant in the oil (turning it milky if there is a severe leak). Could not smell any coolant and saw no evidence of any leaks. However, there are no visible leaks. Only when you begin driving the car, it does not boil, no steam comes out, the reading just spikes VERY high, luckily i never let it get even close to red. * Everyday i have to put about 1 liter water in radiator. * My car is holden statesman WL 2005 LS1 V8. Added coolant to both the radiator and the reservoir respectivelycoolant disappeared. So I noticed my coolant low one day. If it is a tiny leak. I can not see any place on the engine where it is leaking, coolant usually leaves a trace of residue where it is leaking. Anyways, use water, fill it up to the full line and run it for a week or so then check it. * No overheating or white smoke issue. I hope it's not the head gasket that would suck. Based on the "dumping" of coolant on an intermittent basis, I am going with the the expansion tank, and specifically a hairline crack on the bottom (just fixed. With that much water/coolant disappearing, there almost has to be an external leak somewhere. The heater core is brand new,but ya never know. No leaks so everything was great. 0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2. Tighten all your clamps and check your oil. The plugs are not fowled and no misfire, so there goes out the tailpipe. My 2007 Town and Country's coolant magically disappears after two or three days of driving and there's not a single leak. Double check around the head to look for traces of burnt coolant and also look down by the waterpump. I took it to the dealer and they pressure tested it overnight. Funny thing is, it isn't overheating while I. Re: Radiator Coolant disappearing i noticed i am leaking radiator fluid from underneath my exhaust manifold, i have asked several people where it could be coming from and no one knows, i dont have time to move shit and check myself or money for a shop to do it. Besides the coolant light coming on if the level is low, no other lights or warnings coming up on the dash. exhaust looks good, plugs look good. When I turned the key the coolant level warning was beeping and flashing and sure enough the level was right down in the reservoir. In my case, wet coolant was being pushed out the exhaust pipe. 1998 Buick Century 100,000 mi, Visitor engine overheating, I changed thermostat and then i got a coolant leak from the water pump, I replaced water pump, add new coolant and purge the system. So , what could be the problem ? Hope you. 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. The last sign of a blown head gasket with an internal leak is to look for the presence of exhaust gas in your coolant. When the coolant got low, smoke started coming from the oil dipstick area. 7 liter V8 several times in the past couple months. I just got LIL Min back - she was suffering from disappearing coolant - No over heating though. 8 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. On the engine there is a valve on top of engine just a little behind the thermostat. Pull the plugs and read them. if you dont find the leak in 30 mins leave it on for and hour or two, if still no leaks try pulling a spark plug and see if its wet in there or in the cylinder. Had it pressure tested small loss of pressure but no leaks found, sniffer test done that was all clear. Chevrolet Silverado 1999-2006: How to Do Coolant Pressure Test and Repair Radiator Leak. Im the original owner. First, if you only look after it has disappeared, there is no coolant left to be leaking Second, coolant will often leak only under pressure, when it expands from being hot. The customer picked up the car and drove home. If there is a hole in between your combustion chamber and the cooling jacket in your head gasket, each time the piston pushes exhaust gas out of the combustion chamber into the exhaust system some exhaust gas will also be. Loosen bleed bolt and fill radiator up to base of filler neck. Passat - Volkswagen :: 2003 - Coolant Disappearing / No Leak Even though I had head gasket done/timing belt/water pump & other stuff, 3 months, ago, I'm having to check the coolant level weekly & adding about 1 cup of water to pink coolant every 8 - 9 days. OK this is a GM LS1 type engine (gen III) LQ4 LQ9. today I took it to another shop and they did two test, one being the pressure test. We pressure tested it with no leaks. my passenger footwell looks good as well. That much coolant would make the oil look like a chocolate milkshake. Why? Engine coolant maintains engine operating temperatures in the best range for performance and fuel economy. Coolant was still slowly disappearing but at a much slower pace. No biggie, fill it to the cold line and forget about it. Both the intake hose and return hose are squishy and return to shape quickly as they should, no leaks at ends, bone dry. car just started having a misfire at idle and now check engine light is on. i had disappearing coolant w/ no leaks, what happened was my w/p was leaking on to my hot out pan so it was burning up before it could leave a puddle, but there's a nice greenish/yellow mark on my oil pan. it runs great, but each time we get ready to go any where with it, it's is low on coolant. 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. 4HDi 16v SX. The heat didnt work so I checked the coolant which was low. If it has two hoses that branch off it and run to the oil filter housing you have an external oil cooler that is bad and letting oil into the coolant. Also, I annotated the stainless steel lines into the turbo housing. 0 (its actually an 87 engine) is mysteriously leaking coolant. No visible coolant on the ground or anywhere in the engine bay. It is the 5. Could it be a rotten head or head gasket and it's burning the coolant off? I pulled the plugs and they do look oddly clean like they are being rinsed. 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. Lately coolant is disappearing. The head gasket on my Scirocco let go rather suddenly about a year ago, no water in the oil, no oil in the water, just a failure between one of the coolant passages and a "fire ring" with the fire ring apparently acting as a check valve. 1; 2 With another car that was losing coolant with no obvious sign of a leak proved to be due to bad coolant reservoir cap which when the cooling system was hot would bleed pressure and along with this water vapor. until the day it almost blew upbut since I had brought it multiple times for exhaust, heavy smoke, in addition to low engine coolant, at. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. This usually only happens if the coolant level reaches min or below. Also you said the dipstick was dry. Possible signs of head gasket failure include. i have NO. Coolant level the same in the morning as the night before. All the hoses were replaced with new a couple of years ago (and are still in good shape) as well as all new clamps with no evidence of external leaks anywhere and definitely no coolant smell. The car runs fine, except for burning oil which seems to be getting worse. So far I have had the hoses replaced (mechanic #1) and a new thermosat put in (mechanic #2). This allows for the exchange of heat between the two systems. 99whitec5coupe - I have searched the internet about coolant leaks and a lot of ppl on the f150 forums as well as on this forum have experienced the same issue. Ive noticed the coolant is going down very quickly, the rac and another garage have looked at it and cant find any sign of a leak. 7LStrong coolant odor coming from the engine compartment and it appears that the coolant has been sprayed all over the place. 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. Sometimes a leak in the oil line inside this chamber can cause oil to leach into your cooling system. Roughly 28k miles. Pressure tesed no leaks. Refill and properly burp the coolant. Re: Radiator Coolant disappearing i noticed i am leaking radiator fluid from underneath my exhaust manifold, i have asked several people where it could be coming from and no one knows, i dont have time to move shit and check myself or money for a shop to do it. I took it to Patrick mini (Schaumburg IL. I had been just refilling the coolant, but more recently the leak started to get much worse to where I was refilling coolant weekly. Disappearing coolant - the bane of my existance XJ / MJ Cherokee. All clamps and sensors dry and tight. Only when you begin driving the car, it does not boil, no steam comes out, the reading just spikes VERY high, luckily i never let it get even close to red. From what SRT-4 Neon said, and from some threads I've seen on these forums, I'll be keeping a close eye on those turbo coolant lines where the rubber hoses join the hard tubing. Leaks are usually from coolant pump or the radiator. * water pump is new. On the engine there is a valve on top of engine just a little behind the thermostat. 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. In either case, you may have a bad head-gasket which is a common issue on MY2000 cars. KA24DE Coolant Disappearing and Overheating. Put the radiator cap back. Call it antifreeze, a coolant, or even radiator fluid; the purpose is to maintain the engine’s cool. Fill the coolant level. I have a 2008ZO6 with no visible coolant leak. Also, I annotated the stainless steel lines into the turbo housing. There is no leaks what so ever at all only leakage had happened when we were bleeding the system and the overflow tank line let some of the coolant out. When the coolant got low, smoke started coming from the oil dipstick area. I have 52k miles. -The overflow tube (hangs out passenger side of coolant tank and opens to air) seems to be leaking a little. OK this is a GM LS1 type engine (gen III) LQ4 LQ9. You can rent the coolant pressure testers from the auto parts stores, at least the ones in missouri. Exhaust If the head gasket on the vehicle has weakened or burned, it can crack or blow open a water jacket that sits in proximity to the top of the combustion chamber. W124 mystery coolant leak Hi folks, Since the head replacement there has been a small coolant leak which eludes me, the obvious sources given the work have been checked and ruled out. 2 gallons in one day is substantial problem. One of the "freeze/expansion" plugs on the block was a bit corroded and had a small leak. I'm catching no breaks. The heater core is brand new,but ya never know. Don't know how to fix it. It could also be engine seals leaking. Leaking oil-to-water cooler. I changed the oil right when I bought the truck, and it's black like it should be. If there is no coolant in the oil, then the coolant is likely going into the combustion chamber and out the exhaust system. Tried this method and I finally got the white smoke. From about 100k to 107k, the low coolant light had been occasionally coming on. If you want to extra positive everything is working well, you can put pressure on the coolant system for 24 hours and ensure no leaks occur during that time. I have issues with my coolant disappearing very quickly. I was thinking it was a freeze plug of sorts but it is threaded with a hex head. 3 but no visible leak until after pressure test it showed at upper hose - Duration: 13:14. Im the original owner. If it is a tiny leak. Absolutely raging. the use of a presure test is the presure applied will show where or if as it rarely occurs a pin hole or eak spot in the heads or the block may be located. 13 letter to dealers, Ford said mechanics should check the cars for coolant leaks, and if they find any concerns, they should make repairs that include hose replacements, a new valve and. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure testing of the cooling system. Internal coolant leaks are dangerous because it is not possible to see where the leak is coming from. There is no leaks what so ever at all only leakage had happened when we were bleeding the system and the overflow tank line let some of the coolant out. 1/2 turn and release the pressure. The Chrysler Corporation was a major force in the musclecar era from the early 1960s through the early 1970s. Losing coolant, can't figure out where. I seems as if the coolant is just disappearing so a leak somewhere that I can't see seems like a likely culprit. I don’t get 25 miles from home before I notice the engine light and coolant light both lit up on the dash. I can thank the "low coolant" light for that. Also if it is leaking as steam, you can smell and actually taste the coolant in the air, so if you don't notice it, that is a good thing. No coolant in the oil pan. Get it back to the house and check stuff again. Could be related to the coolant "disappearing". I have a 2008ZO6 with no visible coolant leak. CAR: Toyota Camry SE 2002, 4cyl, auto, A/C. 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. There is almost no coolant in the reservoir, it was below the full mark. I have to take it in next week I was going to have them top it off. If you are constantly adding coolant to your BMW or have to add more than one gallon of antifreeze, you may have a major coolant leak or a serious engine problem such as a blown head gasket. Look at your lower radiator hose. Coolant loss but no leaks. The customer picked up the car and drove home. There is no leaks what so ever at all only leakage had happened when we were bleeding the system and the overflow tank line let some of the coolant out. There are no visible leaks anywhere from the radiator or anywhere else. [SOLVED] Disappearing coolant [/SOLVED] Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 39 Posts. Only thing I can think is if it is being slowly being burned in the cylinder, but if this was the case I should have noted a change in the chemical. As the engine runs it will pump coolant into the system and force air out. Added coolant to both the radiator and the reservoir respectivelycoolant disappeared completely within a day or two. The rear diff whines quite abit when in 4WD is this normal or could it indicate low oil 3. We discovered it the hard wayabout 30 miles from home, 100 degree day, no wind. The intake manifold gaskets could be leaking or even the head gasket again if the head was slightly. i have no idea where its going but it seems to lose about an inch (in the reservoir) a day. coolant disappearing but not leaking on to the ground. I cannot detect any visible leaks. 82Deg Thermostat, 15psi rad cap is loosing water somewhere. We see this problem all the time. The good thing about trying to find a coolant leak is it doesn't evaporate like water and when it finally does it will leave a trail from where it came. Disappearing external leaks (small WP leak or dripping on hot exhaust or block and evaporating before you can see it drip on the ground) and also internal leaks (into oil which should be obvious or into cylinder and getting blown out the exhaust). There are no visible leaks. Exhaust If the head gasket on the vehicle has weakened or burned, it can crack or blow open a water jacket that sits in proximity to the top of the combustion chamber. Sometimes pressure testing does not discover a leak. Dealer found nothing wrong and topped off. 3 but no visible leak until after pressure test it showed at upper hose - Duration: 13:14. There are no visible leaks anywhere from the radiator or anywhere else. Check for coolant in the oil, since failed LIM gaskets can put coolant into parts of the engine where it doesn't belong. Tested for CO in coolant - negative. Do a pressure test on coolant system first and check for leaks. Had the timing belt and water pump replaced, and now it's OK. It's been pressure checked hot and cold,no leaks to be found. Once replaced/complete and both new hose/clamps are set, start vehicle to idle and run heater full blast for 3-4 min. Correct the leak, or if none found then do the following: When you fill your coolant overflow bottle with OAT Antifreeze, only fill it to about 2" above the minimum mark when cold. 846" (invoice stated). I can’t visibly see a leak. Mine had the same slow loss. I have a 1998 Chevy 1 ton at work and I also repair. 04-13-2006, 11:54 PM. The problem:. It seems that pressure isn't being released by the cap, so it ends up near the low coolant level. 4 : Bad lines, leaking in places you can't easily see. The coolant tank was 99% empty, wonderful. If the clips have cracked, you can buy replacement hose clamps from your local car dealer to put around the crack to prevent the leaking. MG MGB Technical - disappearing coolant! Hi all, My 1970 CB Roadster, AFAIK Bog standard engine, Old style 'back fill' radiator (the one with a 'neck') so I cant guage the water level. Get it back to the house and check stuff again. When an engine is hot and the coolant leaking mysteriously, it will have a distinctive smell. 8 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. My friend said the new used engine doesnt sound that great but this is the only problem I have. Has been to 4 different shops and checks out fine, pressure checked the system (even over night) and its perfect Low coolant light comes on after about a 30 min trip, no over heating, front heat works fine, rear heat is ice cold, but not showing any signs of leaking back there either. Coolant circulates inside the engine block to cool it, and the leak might be in the block, or from the water pump or heater hoses. The 2013 Ford F-150 has 7 problems reported for coolant loss. I can’t visibly see a leak. Then a head check, this is a chemical test to check for exhaust gasses in the cooling system. This allows for the exchange of heat between the two systems. Check for coolant in the oil, since failed LIM gaskets can put coolant into parts of the engine where it doesn't belong. 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. 1998 Buick Century 100,000 mi, Visitor engine overheating, I changed thermostat and then i got a coolant leak from the water pump, I replaced water pump, add new coolant and purge the system. 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. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 12 of 12 Posts. Turbobricks. I've got some magic disappearing coolant on my 01 1500 all of a sudden. You'll find the leak when the dye is left on / under whatever is leaking. And, if you are smelling coolant in the car, that would point to a leaking heater core. That much coolant would make the oil look like a chocolate milkshake. Sometimes you won't even see any oil on the engine or ground when this happens. A few minutes later I'd get another whiff, as if it would drip once every couple of minutes onto the header or something hot. It is also possible that you did not completely fill the coolant system—for example, you may have forgotten to turn on the heat (so that coolant will go into the heater core sub-circuit). Friend told me it might be leaking through the head gasket. This is the first Citroen that I have owned after years of good ol' Fords. 0 (its actually an 87 engine) is mysteriously leaking coolant. ive added 1. at 25K i did it again. This often happens when. This condition keeps happening after about 150 miles of driving. Hey! I've been trying to figure out why my coolant has been disappearing for the last 3 weeks. exhaust looks good, plugs look good. Coolant levels hasnt changed. Tighten all your clamps and check your oil. I'm thinking there is an internal leak and the engine is burning the coolant. Have the cooling system pressure tested and also test for combustion gases in the coolant. I am now experiencing a coolant leak, but i see no signs of leaking. its not in the oil, its not on the ground. There was no milky oil or sweet smell on the dipstick. Chevrolet Silverado 1999-2006: How to Do Coolant Pressure Test and Repair Radiator Leak. Once the car was returned I re­checked the coolant level and it was below the minimum mark. 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. P No signs of leaks, no smell of coolant, no coolant in the oil, no overheating and no white smoke from the tailpipe. I started looking for the leak around the engine and I couldn't see anything. 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. Put the radiator cap back. CAR: Toyota Camry SE 2002, 4cyl, auto, A/C. Coolant that leaks while hot easily evaporates and can leave almost no trace of the leak. 1 Series & 2 Series. * Radiator is not clogged i know because it is washed few months ago. I am losing coolant on a daily basis with no visible leaks, no smoke, or wet spots. I mixed some coolant & water 50/50 and filled up to the fill line. After warming up and cooling down the engine a few times, add coolant to the. I have replaced the reservoir cap, the water pump, and a week and a half ago, the head gasket. car just started having a misfire at idle and now check engine light is on. 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. My car has about 105K miles on it. PROBLEM: the coolant is disappearing. 0 (its actually an 87 engine) is mysteriously leaking coolant. It seems that pressure isn't being released by the cap, so it ends up near the low coolant level. 2002 Cadillac Sedan D. They are known for mystery leaks of coolant. After having this car for a few months now everything seemed fine (I am loving the MPG's especially!!!) until a few days ago, a red light appeared on the temp gauge. ONly two things can cause a disappearing coolant issue. i changed the rad cap hoping that was issue but still disappearing i dont see a visable leak or smoke. However, I have had ongoing issues with vapor coming out of the vents whether the AC is turned on or off with an awful chemical smell. exhaust looks good, plugs look good. If there is a hole in between your combustion chamber and the cooling jacket in your head gasket, each time the piston pushes exhaust gas out of the combustion chamber into the exhaust system some exhaust gas will also be. The reason you don't see a leak when it's hot is because the coolant is evaporating due to the heat. A possible mixture of coolant and oil leads me to believe gasket issue-bad! FYI I found here another fan that had similar issue with disappearing coolant some five years ago. Do a pressure test on coolant system first and check for leaks. Turn the engine off after the tank level stops dropping. The mystery of disappearing coolant Last Friday I decided to ride to Louisiana for the hog rally and to eat about 50 lbs of mud bugs. Barely a drop of coolant in the reservoir. I can not see any place on the engine where it is leaking, coolant usually leaves a trace of residue where it is leaking. Since the oil isn't contaminated and you see no obvious signs of an exterior leak take it to the shop. All I know is my coolant was disappearing at an alarming rate and after the water pump was replaced no issues for months now. You'll find the leak when the dye is left on / under whatever is leaking. There's no coolant leaking into the cab from the heater core and it never shows a higher temp than normal on the guage. No problem, by the sounds of it. its a very slow leak. The coolant just goes bye bye. look for obvious leaks on hoses and the radiator tanks, then I inspect the. Best case you have a leak and it may be hitting the exhust and the oil could be leaking past the rings/valve stems and burning off. 3 but no visible leak until after pressure test it showed at upper hose - Duration: 13:14. Using a black light that the dye reacted too, I found the leak. Issue: Now I saw coolant level very low and bone dry in radiator while coolant reservoir is more than half full. the use of a presure test is the presure applied will show where or if as it rarely occurs a pin hole or eak spot in the heads or the block may be located. I did note that the low coolant level sensor is very very low inside the bottle and there would be virtually no coolant left in there by the time it was set off. Leak on highway under pressure and no leak at idle. i have no idea where its going but it seems to lose about an inch (in the reservoir) a day. I noticed a suspicious looking black stain on the floor mat on the driver's side under the gas pedal. It only leaks when the engine is hot and something expands. I dont remember what they said the other one is. It will blow coolant, burn it, or blast it into the coolant system which will cause the overfill to flow out. Started looking for obviously leaks, eventually found some dripping near the dog bone mount onto the floor. Still the coolant continued to go down slowly but this time no sign of it could be found. Start with a cooling system pressure test, this will show up any external leaks. Drove the car a couple of miles to the dealer. The worst complaints are electrical, cooling system, and windows / windshield problems. The local shop says all seems normal including the water pump, hoses etc. Suddenly it started leaking so the dealer kept it for 2 days to diagnose and pressure test when cold. Under the hood, I found a small puddle by the heater core hoses, close to the block. It was a small crack but enough to allow the diesel fuel to leak into the coolant that circulates around the head. My engine was recently rebuilt and runs great,except for the coolant leak. exhaust looks good, plugs look good. 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. i have no idea where its going but it seems to lose about an inch (in the reservoir) a day. No one could check my R that day, so the coolant was topped up to 1-2 inches above the "max level" mark. In this case. Fortunately, there are a relatively small number of possible causes. Losing coolant, but to where I have no idea?! Jump to Latest Follow No leaks on the ground and no noticeable coolant coming out of the exhaust. I've had it since new and have about 65k Kms on the bike and never had a coolant leak before. then the only place it can go is getting drawn into the cylinder or cylinders depending on the fault. Pressurize the system and hold it for many hours. Sure enough, the float in the overflow tank is at the bottom. until the day it almost blew upbut since I had brought it multiple times for exhaust, heavy smoke, in addition to low engine coolant, at. Coolant is disappearing somewhere but I believe it's being forced out rather than leaking "normally" if that's the case. only conclusion I have is head gasket maybe making a plug misfire pulling plugs today. If your coolant system overpressurizes, you may have some serious problems with that engine. Could be water pump from description. So the Evans is not disappearing, leaking or boiling off like the regular water-based coolant was doing. My coolant level was slightly above the fill line post-repair, now it is right even with the fill. I didn't have any noticeable leaks for the first 13k of this car's life but it continued to lose coolant. 3L IDI Diesels' started by crash-harris, May 27, 2018. I filled the coolant reservoir and ran the car for a good 15-20 min. My coolant is rapidly disappearing, and I have no clue why? IF YOU GOT TOO MUCH WATER IN COOLANT SYSTEM AND DONT HAVE 50 / 50 MIXTURE OF ANTIFREEZE AND WATER. Anyone have any. * water pump is new. Where do coolant leaks occur? Coolant leaks are either internal or external. Once the car was returned I re­checked the coolant level and it was below the minimum mark. Could be water pump from description. Any ideas? Your help is very much app. If there's no leak, an overheat is caused by a problem with coolant level, coolant circulation, or heat transfer. Show Full Signature 2005 300C BRILLIANT BLACK, DRL, Mesh Grill/Vents, Chrome Pillars & Fender Trim, MDS Indicator, Quad Brake Lights, Tinted Windows, De-Molded, K&N Aircharger, 180 T-Stat, Flashing Sidemarkers. Tractor (JD 750) runs strong with no tell tale of head gasket leakage such as white smoke or grey residue on oil cap nor coolant detection in oil. Any reputable tech should have one of these kits in his toolbox. No – proceed to Step 3. If you were to use a standard coolant or antifreeze in your vehicle, then the product cost would be around $20 per gallon. Only when you begin driving the car, it does not boil, no steam comes out, the reading just spikes VERY high, luckily i never let it get even close to red. Friend told me it might be leaking through the head gasket. I had the exact same problem (2001 Passat 1. If you cannot see any exterior leaking, no puddles, etc then you have an internal issue.