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Old 02-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Radiator problem in a v6?

A little backstory first!
I bought this car maybe November of last year (2010).
It has a brand new radiator, new hoses. However, the radiator cap looks very worn and the radiator overflow jug cap is gone... =(

Problem: My car seems to go through antifreeze gradually. I had to refill it sometime in December, and then I had to refill it again like last week.

Does this seem like a leak to you guys or maybe the caps need to be changed? I tried puttin a piece of white paper underneath the car for an hour, no drips were present.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: Radiator problem in a v6?

what year?

i would def change the radiator cap first. a bad cap can cause more problems than you would think.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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Re: Radiator problem in a v6?

It is a 1998 v6. Laser Red. I am going to a mustang parts place later today to get a new overflow cap, and I am buying a new radiator cap as we speak.
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Re: Radiator problem in a v6?

Sorry for the double post, but I forgot to say this is an old car! The engine has like 191k miles. Old, I know, but I wanna do like an engine swap later on. =O
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Let us know what how it goes once you replace those two things

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Alright, guys. I got the two caps on, and I can already see results. I am still hoping it isn't a leak, but I can actually hear the overflow jug pumping antifreeze now.
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