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Old 08-11-2009, 05:22 PM
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radiater leak?

I live in texas, and it has been 100+ degreas here, and i ran out of coolent about a week and a half ago. well i ran out again, does the 2000 prelude use alot of radiater fluid when its hot out? its almost out now, where i park the ground is not wet could it be leaking into something?
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:48 PM
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Re: radiater leak?

Hmmm, if it was a water pump or hose there would be leaking water on the ground so that is out. I think its a leaky radiator cap, it's happened to me.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:54 PM
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Re: radiater leak?

i checked my dipstick, it looks like oil, not milky cofee (i heard milky coffee look means bad head gasket and my fluid going to there)

also, when i was driving the otherday, i looked under the car and i had AC on and there was alot of "liquid" comming out......could that have been my fluid?
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Re: radiater leak?

first of all: you should never EVER be loosing any coolant/antifreeze... EVER!
you clearly have a leak. find it (we can't). jack the car up, start it, and go under the car to see where its dripping from.

second: the liquid under the car when the AC is on is just condensation, nothing to worry about.
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Re: radiater leak?

ok, thank you, my friend said put pepper in, or "stop leak" anyone know how these work?
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Re: radiater leak?

I used barsleaks a few times on an older car. It works well for a temporary fix for SLIGHT leaks.
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Re: radiater leak?

Stop leak is a temporary solution I would not recommend. By pouring stop leak into your radiator you may run the risk of ruining your heater core (which sux more to replace then your radiator).
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Re: radiater leak?

ok, thanks =)
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Re: radiater leak?

i checked my dipstick, it does not look like chocolot milk, the exaust does not smell sweet, and im about to change my oil so i shall know for sure then =)

i am pretty sure it is my bottle leaking, correct my logic if i am wrong please, the bottle has coolant in it, and drops down to a certain point after about a week, this could be the bottle right?
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Re: radiater leak?

update on it, there was no leak, i didnt realise i over filled the bottle, i filled it up to the ears wich is half a bottle over the max fill line xD
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