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Old 12-22-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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Coolant Leak (I Think)

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I had gone for a nice long drive last weekend (a little spirited, but not by much) and when stopping for gas on the way home I had noticed the smell of antifreeze; I took a look at my cooland level and it was down from max but not by much and I did not notice any leak. But did notice I had the older coolant cap so I ordered one and replaced and topped off coolant.

Now today I drove it for the first time since I replaced the cap & topped off coolant and it drove fine (neither time did the temp guage ever go much over 180 or any lights) and when I pulled back into my garage I notice the antifreeze smell again and this time seen maybe a cup or so leak out, I took a photo of it and it looks like a drain line?? Coolant still shows level at max.

Question: Did I over fill with distilled water and when the presure went up it drained out?

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is this picture of passinger side rear quarter panel area?
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probably so, weather changes and that sort of stuff will cause water to over flow, My advise is to not add more water, cause that little bit you add will leak back out.


When you look into the reseviour you can see the location where extra liquid is directed to the over flow tube. Its alittle different from your average radiator cap where the pressure has to lift the spring sealed rubber seal to flow into the over flow tank. Ours is simply once the level rises to a certain height, itll spill out to the floor outside via the overflow tube.
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is this picture of passinger side rear quarter panel area?
Yes it is, as seen from the right rear of the car.
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probably so, weather changes and that sort of stuff will cause water to over flow, My advise is to not add more water, cause that little bit you add will leak back out.


When you look into the reseviour you can see the location where extra liquid is directed to the over flow tube. Its alittle different from your average radiator cap where the pressure has to lift the spring sealed rubber seal to flow into the over flow tank. Ours is simply once the level rises to a certain height, itll spill out to the floor outside via the overflow tube.
Cool, thanks for the reply, it goes to the shop next week for the 30k, so I am sure if it is something he will let me know. Just sort of freaked me out being the first issue (or non-issue) I have had with it.
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