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Old 01-26-2015, 09:34 AM   #1
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The Vanishing Coolant!!

98 3.8 130k. Short back story: Had a bad cracked radiator in november. changed radiator, ran good, not overheating until couple weeks ago. checked coolant levels and its empty!? i haven't noticed any fluid on the garage floor. filled up coolant and kept on going. last thursday the 22nd i filled up again and marked where my level was (see pic) the black line is where it was an now you can see how much fluid i've lost (pic taken on 25th) there is no visible leak inside or outside car. i can smell the coolant inside and out. i did a block test to see if i have a cracked head, head gasket etc (see pic) and i guess it passed. what could be my problem?? help!!
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If you can smell it there is most likely an external leak, but onto something hot so it burns away before dripping to the ground so you can't see it on the ground. Look around the motor for a damp spot after it gets warmed up to give it a chance to leak.


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For example a cracked weld on an old head I had it had a strong coolant smell but all burned off before it dropped onto the ground.


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