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Old 12-05-2002, 20:25   #1 (permalink)
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Where is my water going?

I got a new radiator 2 days ago, and everything seems fine, but after running the car there seems to be less water in it. I started it this morning and let it run for 15mins but no obvious leaks. There is no water under the car or on anything i can see. The oil also doesn't have that milky sheen, so where the hell is it going and why didn't it do it this morning, but after driving for about an hour its level has dropped. Its like those damn odd socks that you always get, always one but the other is a mystery
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Old 12-05-2002, 20:26   #2 (permalink)
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damn i put this in the wrong forum. Sorry guyz
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Old 12-05-2002, 23:54   #4 (permalink)
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Your water turned into air.

Well thats not exactly what happened, air that was in your cooling system has now come up to the reserve tank and water has replaced any air stuck in your system. Nothing to be worried about, just top her up so you can just see a little bit of water when looking into the reserve tank, and check it again in a weeks time(should be the same level)
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Your water turned into air.

Well thats not exactly what happened, air that was in your cooling system has now come up to the reserve tank and water has replaced any air stuck in your system. Nothing to be worried about, just top her up so you can just see a little bit of water when looking into the reserve tank, and check it again in a weeks time(should be the same level)
Either that or ur parking downhill. I thought i had a problem with my cooling system as it was always loosing fluid especially after seeing my g/f (mmmmm....), turns out at their place i was parking slightly downhill about 10-15 degrees and it was enough of an angle for fluid to spew out my overflow when hot but not cool so a bit of a drive was necessary. Now all I do is make sure i park uphill.....
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I'm guessing it's what donuts said.

When you fill your car with water/coolant, your supposed to run it for 15 minutes at 2000rpm to let the water replace all the air in your system. Your then supposed to rev it more in short bursts, and then refill the filler tank with new coolant/water.
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ahh i see the light, thanks guys, it seems to have settled now, so i guess you were right. Cheers
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