Water leak

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by not hereplease, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. I am having to top the reservoir almost daily, I cannot se any external
    water leaks from the engine or rad.
    I notice also that when I take the cap off the res to top up there appears
    to be no pressure when the cap is removed.
    not hereplease, Dec 11, 2003
  2. I have found a slight leak, what a relief thought it may have been something
    not hereplease, Dec 11, 2003
  3. not hereplease

    James Sweet Guest

    Cool, glad you found it. In the future don't forget to post the model and
    year of your car. Also a trick for tracking down coolant leaks, go to a
    junkyard and get a resivoir cap, drill a hole in it and fit a tire valve
    (you can get these at any autoparts place), I just drill a hole the right
    size, stuff it in from the underside then dab a bit of silicone caulk to
    seal it. Now fill up the system and connect a tire pump and pump it up to 5
    or 6 psi, the leak will become much more apparent.
    James Sweet, Dec 11, 2003
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