coolant leak , causes ?
Sadly, I have some problem with my car, first thing I noticed was that the car's temperature gauge indicates a level mid way, which I understand is high for a falcon, I've always seen it is supposed to run just above the bottom line (around the A-L in 'normal' area, mine runs usually between R-M in 'normal'). It does also sometimes run higher briefly where I start to get nervous and pull over.
This may or may not be related, the air conditioner did not work, only blew out warm air. I took it to mr radiator and he said it was out of gas, as I suspected. He filled it with gas, charged me $121 and sent me on my way. It was reasonably cool for the day, but did not seem to be as cool as I would expect it to be, the next day it did not work at all but only blew out warm air.
The car is loosing coolant at a very fast rate, if you fill it with coolant in the evening the low coolant level light on the dash will appear the next evening as you are driving. When you take the coolant cap off it is easy to see that the coolant level has gone down greatly. I'd expect if I gave it another 24 hours without topping it up that the coolant level would be below visible level. I had the radiator professionaly taken out and cleaned, then refitted. They did a pressure test on the cooling system twice, all checked out fine.
The car does also appear to be leaking oil, can't find exactly where from but I think its in the front of the engine somewhere ( I don't know where exactly from) between the pulleys and the radiator. If any of you think you would know what the problem(s) im having here are your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.