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Re: use of coolant

Jim......A potential point of loss is the watercooled turbo, which is both
hot and directly supplied with coolant. Now that I think of it, this is a
very likely source for your coolant loss, since you say you smell burning
coolant after a long drive. I'd eliminate the turbo first as a source of
the loss, then look elsewhere.

It seems to me that other sources of coolant loss would show up as spots on
your parking space floor. 

Doyt Echelberger
87 5kcstq
86 4kq
85 Jetta TurboDiesel

At 08:24 PM 4/12/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>i have an 86 5kqt that is using coolant.  have to refill resivoir every few
>days.  not overheating according to oil or coolant temp, runs at 225F but i
>can smell burning coolant from outside of car after long driving.  any help?