I have a car mechanical/engine question....

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  1. J Hi

    J Hi Oderus puts rocks on fish. Gold

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    Damn thing keeps "leaking" antifreeze/coolant....however, there are no signs of it on the driveway....just brought it back from mechanic, he thought it might be leaking into the engine, no signs of that....he tells me "I don't know" (thanks dude) .....there's no way it's evaporating right?
     
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    check your flux capacitor
     
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    Blow it out your ass
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    What's your overflow tank doing? Could be getting too hot, expanding and coming out there. Any antifreeze smell when you 're driving?
     
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    He must have died while carving it
     
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    had to replace my radiator a few weeks ago
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    LOL, my keyboard is going heywire
     
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    shit was leaking everywhere
     
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    gilaet Big Time Operator Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;p5em6PisRyk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5em6PisRyk[/video]
     
  10. zhukov

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    it's either (a) leaking on the ground or (b) into the engine via a cracked block or warped head

    (a) is easy peasy (b) new engine or head/block work
     
  11. J Hi

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    Well, I don't know what an overflow tank is but there is no smell....
     
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    it's fluxing properly
     
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    If you can smell it inside of the car, it's possible that it's leaking by the heater core which is often located under the glove box...

    <edit> NM - just saw your other response...
     
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    little plastic tank in yer injun compartment....hold antifreeze for expansion :grad:
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Always good to eliminate the easy fixes first
     
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    Your overflow tank fuse is blown.
     
  18. J Hi

    J Hi Oderus puts rocks on fish. Gold

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    thanks zhuk....I don't see anything on the ground so, ugh maybe it's "b".....and that means, might "b time for a new car" :facepalm:
     
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    I assume your crack mechanic checked the oil to make sure there's no coolant mixed in with it :coffee:
     
  20. J Hi

    J Hi Oderus puts rocks on fish. Gold

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    is it a different tank than where I put the antifreeze in? cuz i'm really familiar with that fucker now....