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Offline diamoney

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coolant loss
« on: March 22, 2015, 02:22:44 PM »
Another (not mine) 2006 2.4 had an oil sender unit replaced while seeing about a galllon a month coolant loss.
Btw, no indicators of loss on the floor.
He just had water pump replaced at dealer and has lost a full reservoir in 3 days. Still no signs of leaks.
Suggested to dealer to suspect head gasket, but they said they had never seen in issue like that. Apparently they are not counting cobalts.
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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 03:56:45 PM »
If his oil still looks fine on the dip stick, then top off the reservoir.  Probably some trapped air and now burped properly.

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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 12:28:36 AM »
What DBG said!
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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 09:13:01 AM »
Thanks, guys.

It occurred to me several hours after I posted that I may have been giving the dealership more credit than they deserved!

It was in Austin that I had to replace my w/p and got no more than 30 miles before I had to top my coolant off even though we thought we had gotten all the air out of the system. 

(I still have a mysterious gradual coolant loss w/o a trace of evidence, but I can live with it.)

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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 09:54:39 AM »
Do the plugs show any sign of coolant getting into the cylinder?
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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 10:39:39 AM »
He just had water pump replaced at dealer and has lost a full reservoir in 3 days. Still no signs of leaks.

A loss of a full reservoir of coolant sounds like one damn big air bubble!

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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 12:46:40 AM »
They forgot to drill the little hole in the t-stat.
Amateurs.
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Re: coolant loss
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 06:05:38 AM »
If they didn't burp it properly, there would be a lot of air in the system.  The heater core was probably empty also. 

 

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