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Old 06-20-2018, 01:00 PM
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Re: HELP!!! Can't Detect Reservoir Issue

I responded to this question over on the other forum. I'll paste that response here instead of providing a link...

Could be a simple coolant leak. Check all your hoses for leaks, not just the upper and lower radiator hoses. There are several other smaller coolant hoses on our engines. Check them all. Also check the coolant pipe and water pump for leakage.

Your problem could also be something more serious, such as a bad head gasket. Anytime an engine overheats the head gasket is at risk of being damaged. It seems to be quite common on our engines. And it's also common on our engines for the head gasket to leak between a cylinder and the water jacket. So even if your oil looks fine you can still have a head gasket issue. There are a few different tests you can do to check for a bad head gasket. I would start with a compression test. Most home mechanics have a compression tester, and they are not expensive if not. Another test would be a leak-down test. Or there is a test kit available which tests the coolant for compression gasses. There should normally be no compression gasses in the coolant.
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