[urq] Disappearing Coolant

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri Jul 29 18:15:36 EDT 2005

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,
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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