As this is my first day here I hope the thread started here was not out of place.
I am the original owner of a 1987 GT Convertible with about 68000 miles. Maintenance on the car has been excellent and the temp gauge has never gone past the 9 o'clock position.
After the car has been warmed up and parked, it leaks at least 4 ounces of coolant. The amount it leaks goes down after the level of coolant has dropped in the radiator and very little if at all if the car has not been warmed up. The bottoms of all the coolant hoses (less than 1 year old) are dry. Neither the water pump (Replaced about 2 years ago) nor thermostat housing leak. I am not certain, but the leak does not appear to be coming from either of the head gaskets. There is no cross contamination between the oil and coolant. The leak is coming some where behind the alternator, but I cannot see where. My best guess would be the timing cover.
The questions I have regarding this are: Has anyone else had this problem? Is it common? What is the best way to go from where I am at? I am not much of a mechanic but I can remove and replace an alternator. I thank the stars this is a rear wheel drive car.
Any comments you could provide on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rich.