[urq] Disappearing Coolant

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Mon Aug 1 11:13:04 EDT 2005

Good thoughts guys - I just may have to try one of them....
 Over the last several days I've been getting the a/c re-installed in the 
'84 urq w/ 3B (well the big line custom re-manufactured to fit) and had to 
drain the coolant system to get that line in there.  It's been a PITA.  Now 
I think I've really found it - the big upper nipple on the rad - the one to 
the aux rad - was welded on by the radiator shop where I bought it two years 
ago - and there was some dried coolant residue there, as well as evidence of 
it dripping down the radiator.  I'll make sure the clamp is nice n' tight 
and keep an eye on it.  Might be a pin hole leak in the weld....

Thanks for the input guys-


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
Cc: <Martin at quattro.ca>; "Urq List" <urq at audifans.com>; "200 20V List" 
<200q20V at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [urq] Disappearing Coolant

> On Jul 26, 2005, at 1:24 PM, Brandon Rogers wrote:
>> Well I thought I had found the cause - slightly loose clamp on the  lower 
>> hose from the coolanst reservoir, and temp sender taht I got  a 1/4 turn 
>> on ....but my light falshed again today for a while....
> Sounds like a possible candidate for the 'ol pepper trick.  Add about  one 
> tablespoon of ground black pepper to the system (since the leak  is small, 
> you might have to introduce it via a radiator hose instead  of just 
> dumping it into the tank).
> The pepper will eventually work its way to where the water is leaking 
> from, and plug it... although if it is head gasket related, you might  be 
> out of luck.   The rest of the pepper should just harmlessly float 
> around; it's too small to block radiator passages provided you don't - 
> really- coarsely grind it :-)
> Bon appetit,
> Brett
> -- 
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