OK...first of all let me get my "why the hell dont you have coolant in your car" sheild up and ready.
My EF XR6 is loosing water, yes...it has water in it. Now...I am topping up the water every couple of days however I can never see any water under the car after I have been driving it, or after it has been sitting for a day or so.
I plan on getting it flushed and cleaned out and the water replaced with coolant soon, but is it worth first taking it somewhere to get it checked out and see if anything is leaking? Or just getting it flushed and coolant put in?
By the way I am a mechanical retard, so I will most likley get a mechanic to check out problems...but thought I would check with you guys first.
Any ideas or theories on what could be the problem would be great.
Most of the coolants these days wont damage alloy heads or alloy parts, as nearly all cars have alloy engine parts now, so pretty much they are all the same, about the only thing they say is dont mix them, but if you have none, not much chance of that LOL.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
I was thinking about trying to drain and flush it myself, but its a bit too daunting a task for me...I can change tyres...add oil...thats about it.
Anyone able to give me an estimate on what mechanics would charge if its the head gasket? Im guessing thats my worst case scenario.
Also, I dunno if I should have mentioned before...whenever i take the cap off to put water in there is a bunch of red gunky crap on the underside of the radiator cap and around the mouth of the opening.
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