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Old 09-23-2005, 22:55   #1 (permalink)
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Question loosing coolant?

gday guys once again i thought all was well with my eb 92 station wagon auto but when i am working i notice that there is no water in the surge tank cause for concern i have to refill it every day now and i still havent found out where the water is going. i have not let the car overheat at all and when i first bought the car which was about a year and half ago the head had just got done. so any ideas where to look for the missing water? yes i have checked the hoses and the cap but i cant seem to find anything?
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Old 09-24-2005, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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gday guys once again i thought all was well with my eb 92 station wagon auto but when i am working i notice that there is no water in the surge tank cause for concern i have to refill it every day now and i still havent found out where the water is going. i have not let the car overheat at all and when i first bought the car which was about a year and half ago the head had just got done. so any ideas where to look for the missing water? yes i have checked the hoses and the cap but i cant seem to find anything?
please help me thanks guys!
Best bet is to take it to your local machanic and get a preasure test done. You'll have the answer in 2 minutes, and "shouldn't" cost youi anything.

Having to refill every day is a serious leak.

Does yours have the low coolant sensor?

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PS: Please tell me you use coolant and not just straight water?.

These engines MUST use coolant.

But if you're having to fill the tank with close to 2 litres per day, that can be pretty expensive to use coolant.

If you are going to use water until your leak gets sorted, atleast make sure it is demineralised.

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Best bet is to take it to your local machanic and get a preasure test done.
Ditto! A pressure test is where the mechanic pumps pressure (from compressed air) into the cooling system, and wherever a leak point may be, it is quickly found, because the system will want to relieve itself of this extra pressure.

It's kind of like similar to putting an inflated bike tyre tube with a slow puncture into a sink filled with water (where you find the air leak by immersing it in water).

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Best bet is to take it to your local machanic and get a preasure test done. You'll have the answer in 2 minutes, and "shouldn't" cost youi anything.

Having to refill every day is a serious leak.

Does yours have the low coolant sensor?

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doesnt have a sensor. all i notice is that my temp gauge influcuates and i pop the bonnet have a look and then there is no water in the surge tank. its not a complete refill its just the surge tank that needs to be filled up.
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PS: Please tell me you use coolant and not just straight water?.

These engines MUST use coolant.

But if you're having to fill the tank with close to 2 litres per day, that can be pretty expensive to use coolant.

If you are going to use water until your leak gets sorted, atleast make sure it is demineralised.

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i use destilled water and i add coolant and it is getting expensive.
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thanks guys. would anybody be able to suggest a decent mechanic in brisbane preferably the south side around holland park?
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If there are no external leaks, then it has to be leaking on the inside (headgasket/head).
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If there are no external leaks, then it has to be leaking on the inside (headgasket/head).
well thats the thing i notice water under the car front sort of passenger side but i dont have a chance to check it out cause im always working. the head has only just been done.
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just got to any mechanic, get it checked out, even if they charge you $20-30, its better than running out completely and frying your engine

as mentioned, a leak will be detected within 2-3 minutes tops, and at least from there you've got somewhere to start (hose, head-gasket, whatever)
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