Re: Coolant smell no visible leak coolant loss I have a feeling it is either leaking under a load, that is why when it is sitting idle, it shows no signs of leaking. Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. 2004 Buick LeSabre coolant tubes leak fix Back. Truck runs ok. The people who rebuilt my engine still can't find the leak. I would take the car back to the mechanic and check for the above mentioned if the loss of coolant gets worse. Barely a drop of coolant in the reservoir. The first time when I cleaned my intake valves and had to pull the intake manifold, and the second time when I had some other repair work done by a dealership. There are no visible leaks, the previous leak has not reopened, no steam or hot water escaping anywhere, the engine runs well with power, but the coolant just keeps evaporating or wherever it is. Coolant leaks, if ignored, can lead to an overheated engine in your 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 3. On my 08 ST V8 there was a coolant leak that progressively got worse. Losing Antifreeze With No Apparent Leak by Chris Stevenson Whenever a vehicle loses antifreeze, also known as coolant, the usual expectation leads the owner to check for evidence of leaks at all the coolant connections and components. For a long while now i've had a really slow coolant leak i keep having to top up the tank every 3 weeks to stop it from slipping under the minimum very slow coolant loss - no overheating, blows hot air and no visible leaks?. The dealership had the car for over six hours all they preformed was a pressure test and concluded that there was no leak. No time today but will be getting the screwdriver in there for a tighten up. I notice mine looses a bit of coolant sometimes though the expansion tank cap even though it doesn't really run hot, this is visible as left over crap on the tank itself and I *think* it's because the cap is too old and does not hold the required pressure any more. No visible leaks. 2 seems to be losing coolant/water at a very rapid rate, with no visible leaks. So are rust-coloured stains in the engine bay. I added about a gallon in the mid summer and the display never went out. If the pressure gauge shows loss of pressure and there is evidence of external leakage from the hoses or other external cooling system components, correct the leak using the appropriate service manual procedures. Very close inspection is needed if you do have a small leak there. Vibrations cause leaks around the hose connectors in the radiator. They checked everything and found that the coolant pump (or some pump in the cooling system) was leaking slightly. It appears that engine coolant is leaking into your engine's crankcase due to a faulty head gasket. I refill maybe 1/10 or 2/10 of a litre twice a week. It's under the intake manifold and the leaking coolant tends to get trapped in the "valley" between the heads. coolant loss but no visible leaks (1 2) EZ-HITCH. I've had a leaking head gasket on an old Toyota pickup truck and the first thing you notice is the engine missing or a loss of power and possible overheating. It turned out to be an o-ring, inside the hose, (BC3Z-8590-F) found at my local ford store in OKC. It forms foam at the point of the leak. Mine suffered loss of coolant a while ago and my Indy found a minor crack in the water pump housing. 12-20-2017 05:54 PM by FerdinandF150. Ask Question Can I drive a car with only water and no coolant if it has a leak? 3. 2009 - 2014 Ford F150. Re: Coolant smell no visible leak coolant loss I have a feeling it is either leaking under a load, that is why when it is sitting idle, it shows no signs of leaking. this is for info only, have already repaired. It's always down at least an inch or so, sometimes more. I had something similiar on my ISB, was experiencing a small loss of coolant over time for a couple of years but could not find a leak, or evidence of a leak, but didn't check this area because I didn't realize that engine coolant supplied this component. Losing coolant with no visible leaks 2005 jeep liberty engine 3. Now the car is on all day and does do a fair bit of miles as I use it for taxi. After about 40 hours, I noticed the coolant level had gone down around 2 inches in the reservoir. Consequently, Leaving you with costly machining bills or even having to purchase new heads or a new engine. Dealer check radiator with pressure test few months ago and said all is ok. I started looking for the leak around the engine and I couldn't see anything. Re: Lossing coolant, no visable leaks long decreption, but alot of details in it radiator side tank cracked? they are plastic. on the floor. The car seems to run fine. If your car has the rear heater/AC, you could easily lose coolant it the rear heater core, or in the tubing and hoses to it, and not notice. due to low coolant but no visible leaks. Slow-ish coolant loss. There are no visible external leaks, (checked particularly around rear of water pump) and no coolant in the oil. I have a small oil leak, so the car generally smells like burnt oil, but I've not really noticed a coolant smell in the air vents, except for shortly after we mess with the system, or it gets overfilled etc. I seem to be loosing coolant out of the reservior, but I can't see it leaking onto the ground. 200 miles a day is 4 hrs? lots of time for coolant to slowly wisp out. Possible head gasket leak? This is a discussion on Possible head gasket leak? within the Dodge Dart 2. I think it is slowly getting worse. It can't go anywhere else. But thats nearly a litre and half in 1000 miles. Second, check for signs of white smoke from the exhaust. One symptom of a leaky head gasket is a rapid loss of coolant with no visible coolant leak underneath the vehicle. Just keep watching for any coolant loss on your gauge or on the. I'll also. the coolant from the reservoir is still full though. Without looking at the car its very hard to say. I'll have to arrange a service visit, again, where I am told they can't find the leak. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. The water pump bearing can leak when the car is running without dripping visibly on the driveway. Advice I got was that it might be burning up in the heater core somehow. Anyway, no coolant leak at all, no coolant leakage into the crankcase. I guess any coolant loss literally must be drops at a time, as I've never in 11 months had to top it up. What it turned out to be was a bad hose that supplies coolant to the Air Compressor. Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. I have replaced the reservoir cap, the water pump, and a week and a half ago, the head gasket. Finding the source of the leak depends largely on the type. No visible signs of leak. New serp belt 4. No mixing coolant/oil either, just pushing coolant out the overflow. 3 and some other motors there is a bulletin for a cracked head causing coolant loss without a visible leak. It finally shut down on me as the coolant was getting into the engine ans my cylinders were scored. Call Jaguar assistance and took the car to the dealer. A cracked cylinder head is not the only potential cause, but it is a known problem on the General Motors V8 engines, in certain year models. What do you suggest ? A A loss of coolant does mean that there is a leak in the system …. Did this for about 2 days before I took it to a mechanic. Well your already a step ahead by seeing if it is leaking out of the engine. this is a mystery. Is the coolant level actually going down or are you just overheating?. ok, ma bad bout the sealant figure for a temp it be alright, so still no visible leak, but the fluid is going somehwere, the oil looks gudim pouring into the the cap, and then i also disconnect where the thermostat goes and pour some in there then drive it and i look and its gone its way below the min levelif i get a pressure system will that tell me where the leak maybe, i just dont. And, if you are smelling coolant in the car, that would point to a leaking heater core. Download Subject: Information on Gradual Coolant Loss Over Time With No Evidence of Leak Found Supercede: This bulletin is being revised to include engine RPO L59. I cant find any visible leaks. It turned out to be an o-ring, inside the hose, (BC3Z-8590-F) found at my local ford store in OKC. Or cause a slight leak to get worse. Air lock on TD5 Discovery 2 coolant loss. 7 Detroit in my truck that has been losing coolant. I am guessing the coolant i put in yesterday to fill the reservoir (~1 qt) was consumed by the radiator which had been running low. cambelt), coolant, water pump just everything was a nice car and not too bad to do. The coolant levels in both the radiator and the recovery tank do not seem to have gone down at all, and I see no leaks at the radiator or heater hoses or under the water pump. I need to refill the coolant container every 30 miles or so because the light for "add coolant" goes on. I have since fixed this issue. I was loosing coolant but had no visible leaks I changed the oil while this was going on and saw no coolant in the oil. I have a 1996 Honda Accord LX 2. Might be worth while to build a poor mans leak down, or have it leak down tested (or even compression test), but air bubbles in the coolant while the cylinder is under pressure is a good sign of a blown head gasket. But the only 2 symptoms are loss of coolant and the occasional billowing vapor cloud exhaust that smells like the sweet smell of burning coolant. Re: Lossing coolant, no visable leaks long decreption, but alot of details in it radiator side tank cracked? they are plastic. Posted By Administrator Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:45:32 AM. BTW, there was no visible coolant leak under the truck or in the driveway (always parked in the same spot). Watch this free video to see how to fix minor coolant (antifreeze) leaks in a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 3. Radiator coolant level slowly decreasing with no outside coolant leaks! New to me, 1996 ST1100. My 2004 silverado is leaking coolant but there are no signs of a leak. Anyone have any experience with a blown head gasket on a '04 Duramax Diesel? My truck has been saying "low coolant level" on the dash display since the summer. Don't know where it is going. Dealer check radiator with pressure test few months ago and said all is ok. 1999 Grand Caravan 3. Coolant can follow alot of of paths, and may not be visible. Ever since it has been leaking a significant amount. 5–10 min) to see whether the pressure remains constant. 2009 - 2014 Ford F150. The sniff test showed no sign of exhaust gases in the coolant so we went ahead and changed the Cambelt and water pump. antifreeze at joints in the cooling system are a sign of small leaks, even though there appears to be no damage. Loosing coolant, no odor in cab of vehicle. I would take the car back to the mechanic and check for the above mentioned if the loss of coolant gets worse. I know it's possible that it's getting into the engine block, though I've had no side effects of that. With a small leak in the radiator, there may not be enough coolant leaking to for a puddle. There's no visible sign of contamination of the coolant. Well your already a step ahead by seeing if it is leaking out of the engine. What is your odometer reading, and have you had any problems with engine overheating in the past?. I have since fixed this issue. So I have recently had to top up the coolant levels on the C32 and the loss is very gradual, over a few weeks rather than days or minutes. But, things are not as complicated as they appear to be. No visible leak found, water under vehicle in morning after sitting - Answered by a verified Ford Mechanic. See all problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Many coolant leaks occur in the plugs, hoses, clamps and connectors to these parts. This seems excessive to me. No significant differences existed between the drinking groups in pre- or post-shift hydration status, total fluid intake, activity, heart rate or core temperature. Runs cool as long as it has coolant, but will eventually suck the overflow tank empty. It took me almost a year to notice and it's been bothering me ever since. The positive pressure was also causing the coolant escape through the overflow hose off the reservoir which was causing the coolant loss. My mysterious coolant loss was from the coolant expanding and leaking out a crack that was above the full mark. Don't jump to judge there is a cracked head or failing head gasket. If you have ever found your vehicle missing coolant with no visible leak on the ground or on or around your cooling system, the problem could be a worn out radiator cap, which allows coolant to actually escape while you’re driving. But, when I go up a mountain, I lose about a quart of coolant and the car overheats a little. When the leak was minor the smell of coolant was obvious but no evidence of a leak as the hot engine would evaporate the coolant that leaked onto the block. I measure the loss a few days after I have added coolant to full level. About 10 days later, it was on again. No overheating condition, not at idle, not around town, not on highway. Losing Coolant But No Leak: Where Is My Coolant Going? It may sound ghostly if you think of coolant loss, no visible leak. Fortune guys are nice and they really care. Consuming a bolus of fluid, pre-shift provided no benefit over non-consumption as both groups had consumed equivalent ad libitum volumes of fluid, 2. All measurements were done 24 hours after use. Any leaks = potential for $$$ problems, like swapping an engine. what motor? and do you smell coolant inside? check for wet floor in case heater core leaking, and look around hoses for crusty areas. I had the radiator replaced about 2 or three months ago. 4 PowerStroke has had an overheat condition, or if is exhibiting a loss of coolant with no visible external leaks, the EGR cooler should be tested. It will lose 1/4 pint of coolant, with no external leaks visible, over a period of a couple of weeks. Water pump, hoses, radiator, head gasket etc - It could be any part of the cooling system. 2009 - 2014 Ford F150. Truck has never lost coolant prior to -No visible leaks under truck -no evidence of it coming out of the stacks (no smoke or water) -just got oil sample back and sample is perfect Any ideas. Fixing a coolant leak as soon as possible is crucial. I did a block test to see if there was any exhaust gas in my coolant and there wasn't. If there’s a coolant leak, coolant and water escaping from the radiator can cause rust development. coolant and could see a leak so I. No traces of oil in the coolant bottle. How to Diagnose a Cooling System Problem. Now you need to correct the coolant level (make sure not to overfill the system) Perform a cooling system pressure test to ensure no other leaks are present. There are no visible sighs of a leak, except for the fact that the coolant recovery reservoir and Radiator have a significant drop in level after several days of driving. No weeping or signs of leaks anywhere. In the fleet here, there is a 2008 Peterbilt 388 with a Cummins ISX that is losing coolant at about a gallon a day (around 350miles). Runs cool as long as it has coolant, but will eventually suck the overflow tank empty. If i drive for about 75 miles or so the coolant is way low. A rising temperature gauge, a pool of coolant beneath the car and a drop in the radiator level are signs of a leak. If all other suggestions and above not resolve, perhaps exhaust gas in coolant test at radiator shop would be good. Coolant Does Not Return from Reservoir. I cannot find any leaks, and every fewdays, there is no coolant left in the overflow, if I take the cap off and let the car run it starts pushing coolant out of the top of the radiator like there is too much in it, which is counter productive to what I think is happening, any ideas? also btw the car has never over heated or run hot - the temp. It's been pressure checked hot and cold,no leaks to be found. I noticed recently that my coolant resevior was empty, open the radiator cap and it was low as well. They can leak either externally or internally. Low Coolant May Not Always Indicate a Leak in Your Radiator By Autotropolis Contributors Newer vehicles use long-life radiator coolant that is specially formulated to last up to 150,000 miles or five years in-between changes. Pressure tested to 16 pounds and did not lose pressure. No visible signs of leak. • If the coolant level is visible in the degas bottle, proceed to Step 2. A block Checker is another tool that can be used to detect a leaky head gasket. The air that I was pumping into the coolant system was coming back out of the coolant overflow hose with little drips of coolant. General discussion area for the L31-chassis Altima, including the 05-06 SE-R models. Good thought on the coolant check. I tried searching for some information about my coolant loss but found nothing. so its going somewhere, also no noticable puddles. There is no visible leak that I can see and no puddle underneath. When I have a small coolant leak or coolant loss on a car like this Honda Civic, the first things I always check is. Here’s how to do that: Wait until the radiator has cooled. I am still smelling coolant after the engine is fully warmed up (been running for longer than 15-20 minutes). So are rust-coloured stains in the engine bay. I have been losing coolant. Worse, allowing the problem to go on often results in a new engine. Excessive white smoke or a coolant type odor coming from the exhaust pipe, along with low coolant levels, may indicate coolant in the combustion chamber. After any journey long or short there is no sign of any coolant leak. Slow Coolant Loss: What to do? There is no visible leak front or back and i had a good look around the engine bay. So you're putting coolant into your engine regularly, but there's no sign of a leak under your car and not in your engine. One for the books,2001 s10 4. I notice mine looses a bit of coolant sometimes though the expansion tank cap even though it doesn't really run hot, this is visible as left over crap on the tank itself and I *think* it's because the cap is too old and does not hold the required pressure any more. Yep, I am 100% sure it is an internal leak as coolant droplets are forming inside the oil fill cap. Barely a drop of coolant in the reservoir. No leaks on any of the hoses. not free but its one less thing to worry about when your cruizin down the hwy. Are there any leak tests to verify if thats the problem? About every 3-4 days of driving i have to add coolant, no visible leaks anywhere, and oil looks good, I know. The heater core is brand new,but ya never know. Coolant is leaking, but vehicle not overheating. There is no visible leak that I can see and no puddle underneath at home or at the office. Blown head gasket symptoms and how you can repair the leak yourself with this simple trick. Consuming a bolus of fluid, pre-shift provided no benefit over non-consumption as both groups had consumed equivalent ad libitum volumes of fluid, 2. A poorly maintained antifreeze system, defective components, or a rapid change is the driving style may contribute to this coolant disappearing. No drips and no visible signs of loss even with a dye and blacklight. NO visible leaks, coolant pressure normal, engine and transmission oil clean as it should be. Don't know where it is going. Coolant leaks: When to fix it or just live with it Engine overheating or fluctuating coolant temperatures are also indicators of coolant loss. 's engine and keeps it from overheating. Auto Doctor: Losing coolant with no sign of leak. So that pretty much eliminates a faulty head gasket, I guess. drove 200 miles and then coolant came back on, will check in morning once cold again. Coolant leaks, if ignored, can lead to an overheated engine in your 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 3. Very close inspection is needed if you do have a small leak there. Lost about 4 gallons in 300 miles. My 2004 silverado is leaking coolant but there are no signs of a leak. Sometimes it does leak alittle coolant from the lid,but not that much. 2009 Malibu LT with 2. the coolant from the reservoir is still full though. Turned out to be the heater hose which runs under the intake back to the heater core. I thought about head gasket(s) but since the coolant is on both sides of the oil pan that seems unlikely to develop the same leak in each side of the engine. But the only 2 symptoms are loss of coolant and the occasional billowing vapor cloud exhaust that smells like the sweet smell of burning coolant. There is no dipstick or another meter to tell you whether you have enough coolant in the radiator on these older vehicles. Hello I am a new owner of a 1992 cadillac deville. It took me almost a year to notice and it's been bothering me ever since. No white or mayonnaise gunk on the dipstick. 2004 Buick LeSabre coolant tubes leak fix Back. water pump found leaking externally, quick and cheap repair easily done yourself. The point of my blog on this is if you own a 2000’s Chrysler product with 3. Losing coolant in my 2002 Pete 387 Cat C-15 6NZ with 975k miles on it. I cannot imagine i could loose that much coolant with no highly visible coolant finger prints in less than 24 hours and 75 miles. No visible drips sweats or accumulation of coolant anywhere that I can see. So, coolant can't leak to either the inlet or outlet of the turbo. Had to get a rebuild. There is no visible leak that I can see and no puddle underneath. There is a cap on the radiator. I have worked on engines since the 1960's, built hot rods with balanced and blue printed motors, and own and work on performance cars. Two with engine cold and idling and two with engine hot and idling. After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration (refer to Checking engine coolant). I park in the same parking spot at work and at home, no leaks on the ground. Bottom line is I am happy I had the work done. Thermostat and possibly head gasket area directly beneath it seem to be leaking after pressure testing. I would take the car back to the mechanic and check for the above mentioned if the loss of coolant gets worse. 996 Coolant loss. 2001 Chevrolet Silverado First sign is a slow loss of antifreeze in your reservoir. I notice mine looses a bit of coolant sometimes though the expansion tank cap even though it doesn't really run hot, this is visible as left over crap on the tank itself and I *think* it's because the cap is too old and does not hold the required pressure any more. It's under the intake manifold and the leaking coolant tends to get trapped in the "valley" between the heads. ? I have a truck that is loosing coolant, but the oil is fine it is normal not milky, The leak is not visible, i have checked all in, around and under the engine compartment. The people who rebuilt my engine still can’t find the leak. A drop of coolant is visible on the corner of the cooler. it me have such small leak it is coming out as steamalso check vally of eninge under plenum if v6 or 8, could leck from thermostat housing ans sit on top of engine. Exterior Features; Bodyside/Cab Step or Running Board: Not listed; Bumper Step Up: N/A; Front Air Dam: N/A; Metallic Paint: Option; Power Sliding Side Van Door: N/A; Power Trunk L. There is no contamination in either the coolant or the oil. Amongst the various oil weepages, yes, a definite small red puddle. the rac and another garage have looked at it and cant find any sign of a leak. No visible signs of leak. Here’s how to do that: Wait until the radiator has cooled. Its progressively getting worse used to be about every 3-4 weeks lol get to running temp/pressure and holds it or hours after turning off engine, the. No coolant keeps the engine warmer so it warms up faster. He hooked it up to pressure and said he could hardly detect a leak at all. Vehicle idles and runs excellent, no hard or pending OBD codes present. No visible leaks, oil looks fine, normal number of bars on temp gauge. Eventually one night I pulled over at random, popped the hood, and found steam coming out of the driver side radiator hose. Turns out it was leaking oil which was causing oil drops at the bottom of the oil pan. The Rav was burning coolant So I had a shop replace the head gasket, machine the head, replace the water pump, timing belt, thermostat and other gaskets while they were doing all that work. Same for leak in the water jacket of the engine block - no coolant lines run through the transaxle, so no issues there. If you happen to have an older vehicle without a visible overflow and fill tank, you'll have to check the antifreeze/coolant level by looking into the radiator. i know these motors are notorious for this problem. water pump found leaking externally, quick and cheap repair easily done yourself. this is for info only, have already repaired. However, I see no loss of coolant between changes, nor do I see any on my carpet or steam fogging up my window. Visually inspect the coolant level in the degas bottle. The reason I got on here in the first place was looking for advice for a coolant leak. Most likely loss is the heater core. for coolant leaks, no visible leaks at all, I take the cover off the cylinder head and I find a lot of sludge, now I. Passed coolant system pressure test done at that time after the replacement. Hi I have had a coolant loss problem for the last 4 months my mechanic has checked all he could pressure tested the head - compression test - new cap + bottle - checked for leaks- none,he thinks its the cylinder head gasket but the car is driving good so doesnt want to do that unless hes sure ANY IDEAS ?. Any and all help would be. Blown head gasket symptoms and how you can repair the leak yourself with this simple trick. it only seesm to do once doing a long distance. Coolant keeps disappearing in reservoir but is full in radiator? My radiator is full of coolant and filled to the top. Air may be drawn into the cooling system through leakage at the water pump seal. These are near tell-tale signs of a depressurization at the radiator cap and the coolant is boiling over. After lunch in Wells, I got the light again, and added another cup of coolant. It was again completely empty again! I put cardboard under car, no leaks at all. Or cause a slight leak to get worse. I have been all around the motor with a light, nothing. Topped it off and the light came on once more yesterday. Is this possible?. I need to refill the coolant container every 30 miles or so because the light for "add coolant" goes on. Just to make you aware of a possible trouble spot, check your water pump. I am suffering from a very slight coolant loss from my TD5 Defender. But the only 2 symptoms are loss of coolant and the occasional billowing vapor cloud exhaust that smells like the sweet smell of burning coolant. Issues with the coolant system in your vehicle can be difficult to diagnose. Coolant loss can destroy your engine if a small leak suddenly turns into a larger one and the engine overheats without enough chance to cool. Eventually one night I pulled over at random, popped the hood, and found steam coming out of the driver side radiator hose. Now it's losing more coolant. If your car has the rear heater/AC, you could easily lose coolant it the rear heater core, or in the tubing and hoses to it, and not notice. The gas-sensitive blue liquid changes color if there are any combustion gases in the coolant. For slow coolant loss. The inverter coolant loss is a separate issue. So when I opened the radiator cap I noticed I couldn't see any coolant so I put my finger in the radiator. They can leak either externally or internally. Also no leak detectable on the floor (I have a large plastic vinyl catch pan on the floor). The symptom. NO visible leaks, coolant pressure normal, engine and transmission oil clean as it should be. Worse, allowing the problem to go on often results in a new engine. Check the oil for a milky color in case. You're starting to see lots of customers complain about problems and symptoms stemming from a low coolant situation. Coolant flows across the back of the engine within that adapter. So, I thought I'd share the problem and fix. Checked and couldn't even see the float and proceeded to add 3+ cups of coolant/water mix. Once it is low, there will not be enough coolant to keep your engine at the normal operating temperature and the engine will overheat. Coolant can follow alot of of paths, and may not be visible. That procedure is shown in Step 2, below. About a month ago, my coolant level light came on and I topped it off. Second time it was a pin-hole leak in the radiator visible only as a small stain. 5L engine and notice significant coolant loss without big puddles of coolant underneath, this infamous heater tube may be the cause. Hmm, so why is the overflow reservoir still full? Because after removing the battery, I could see the hose behind it running from the reservoir to the radiator was kinked shut from the factory. New heater core this week with hoses and heater control shut-off valve. He let it go for a while and now it has a visible leak with it spraying steaming coolant out the headgaskets. The car does not overheat and no check engine lights are on. Every 3-4 days my low coolant light comes on and there's not a visible coolant leak although you can smell it after its ran for awhile probably burning off. If you happen to have an older vehicle without a visible overflow and fill tank, you'll have to check the antifreeze/coolant level by looking into the radiator. 7 - Honda 2001 CR-V question Losing coolant with no visible leaking detected. I second the internal coolant pipe. I have a 1996 Honda Accord LX 2. It doesn't look right, but it isn't leaking so I assumed that was just the way it was. Then start the car and look for the famous white smoke. No contamination in oil or any signs of other than perfect running from the engine. New water pump (and belt of course. If your vehicle's engine has been running too hot, overheating, or running too cold it could mean there is a leak in the.