When it rains, it pours

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Jan 17 14:16:43 EST 2003

At 10:35 AM -0500 1/17/03, Paul R. Luevano wrote:
>Phil Rose wrote:
>>  per week, I'd estimate. Also that leakage tended to stop if I let the
>>  coolant drop about 0.5" below the normal level. My motto--"If you (and the
>>  vehicle) can endure it, don't fix it."
>	I'd subscribe to that philosophy as well, except I don't
>trust the car not to
>leave me stranded somewhere when it is freaking freezing and snowing out.

Yeh. I was referring to loss of only a few ounces of coolant per week
(and from a cause unlikely to become catastrophic).

Pooling visible under the car is more ominous. BTW, when I had that
coolant flange leak, it was only noticeable while the warm engine was
cooling down. Once cold, the leak stopped. The drippage was detected
by feeling the wetness just at the bottom edge (vertex) of the
triangular flange. IIRC, there were also some water streaks along the
side of the engine just below this area.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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