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  1. #1
    mosheatranana@gmail.com
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    Default Astra coolant leak

    Car is running fine with normal temps on gauges. However, I am losing
    something
    like 1 liter/200 Km. I have inspected visually the engine and didn't
    notice
    any leak.

    However, when I open the coolant tank, the level goes considerably up.
    Then I
    refill up to the mark, and like these for two weeks now.

    Is this normal? Should I take the car to the garage?

    Car has about 83K KM, any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    M.


  2. #2
    gazzafield
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    Default Re: Astra coolant leak

    <mosheatranana@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1156879284.842931.198050@m79g2000cwm.googlegr oups.com...
    > Car is running fine with normal temps on gauges. However, I am losing
    > something
    > like 1 liter/200 Km. I have inspected visually the engine and didn't
    > notice
    > any leak.
    >
    > However, when I open the coolant tank, the level goes considerably up.
    > Then I
    > refill up to the mark, and like these for two weeks now.
    >
    > Is this normal? Should I take the car to the garage?
    >
    > Car has about 83K KM, any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.





    Sounds like it could be the beginnings of the head gasket failing. Have a
    garage check for exhaust gases in the coolant.



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    tedkarast@nospam.org>
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    Default Re: Astra coolant leak

    On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:46:31 +0100, "gazzafield" <rufty_tufty_hoolythug@nospam.says_I.ko>
    wrote:

    ><mosheatranana@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:1156879284.842931.198050@m79g2000cwm.googleg roups.com...
    >> Car is running fine with normal temps on gauges. However, I am losing
    >> something
    >> like 1 liter/200 Km. I have inspected visually the engine and didn't
    >> notice
    >> any leak.
    >>
    >> However, when I open the coolant tank, the level goes considerably up.
    >> Then I
    >> refill up to the mark, and like these for two weeks now.
    >>
    >> Is this normal? Should I take the car to the garage?
    >>
    >> Car has about 83K KM, any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Sounds like it could be the beginnings of the head gasket failing. Have a
    >garage check for exhaust gases in the coolant.
    >



    Isn't there an over-the-counter test kit for this ??? Someone mentioned it
    before....but I can't remember what it's called.

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    =?x-user-defined?Q?=AB?= Paul =?x-user-defined?Q?=BB?=
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    Default Re: Astra coolant leak

    tedkarast@nospam.org> wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:46:31 +0100, "gazzafield" <rufty_tufty_hoolythug@nospam.says_I.ko>
    > wrote:
    >
    > ><mosheatranana@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:1156879284.842931.198050@m79g2000cwm.googleg roups.com...
    > >> Car is running fine with normal temps on gauges. However, I am losing
    > >> something
    > >> like 1 liter/200 Km. I have inspected visually the engine and didn't
    > >> notice
    > >> any leak.
    > >>
    > >> However, when I open the coolant tank, the level goes considerably up.
    > >> Then I
    > >> refill up to the mark, and like these for two weeks now.
    > >>
    > >> Is this normal? Should I take the car to the garage?
    > >>
    > >> Car has about 83K KM, any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Sounds like it could be the beginnings of the head gasket failing. Have a
    > >garage check for exhaust gases in the coolant.
    > >

    >
    > Isn't there an over-the-counter test kit for this ??? Someone mentioned it
    > before....but I can't remember what it's called.


    http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/hea..._leak_test.htm

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    uccoskun@gmail.com
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    Default Re: Astra coolant leak

    year engine size of the car can help us determine the problem easily.

    however, if you have a W engine, I suggest you check your oil. It might
    have colant in oil pointing that you mihgt have intake manifold gasket
    failure. (Common for W engines)
    wrote:
    > tedkarast@nospam.org> wrote:
    > >
    > > On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:46:31 +0100, "gazzafield" <rufty_tufty_hoolythug@nospam.says_I.ko>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > ><mosheatranana@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > > >news:1156879284.842931.198050@m79g2000cwm.googleg roups.com...
    > > >> Car is running fine with normal temps on gauges. However, I am losing
    > > >> something
    > > >> like 1 liter/200 Km. I have inspected visually the engine and didn't
    > > >> notice
    > > >> any leak.
    > > >>
    > > >> However, when I open the coolant tank, the level goes considerably up.
    > > >> Then I
    > > >> refill up to the mark, and like these for two weeks now.
    > > >>
    > > >> Is this normal? Should I take the car to the garage?
    > > >>
    > > >> Car has about 83K KM, any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >Sounds like it could be the beginnings of the head gasket failing. Have a
    > > >garage check for exhaust gases in the coolant.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Isn't there an over-the-counter test kit for this ??? Someone mentioned it
    > > before....but I can't remember what it's called.

    >
    > http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/hea..._leak_test.htm



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