[V8] Re: Slow Coolant Leak

QuickAudi at aol.com QuickAudi at aol.com
Sat Apr 17 23:54:38 EDT 2004

Just had this problem.  Never could find the leak, but if your windshield fogged up at night, I'd be willing to bet that your heater core is leaking.  After taking mine out and replacing it, we found a puddle that actually made itself to the driver's side.  If your heater core is an original, this might be a good indication that you need to replace yours.  Mine "seems" to run a little cooler now as well.  My car had about 143k on the old one.

'90 V8q
'86 5kcstq

In a message dated 4/17/2004 10:56:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, v8-request at audifans.com writes:

> I have a very slow coolant leak that I can’t locate.  The level in my reservoir will drop about an inch per 500 to 1000 miles.  The expansion tank, lower radiator hose, and both expansion tank hoses are new.  The water pump has about 40k on it.   The car never puts out white smoke.  I realize that this could be many different things but I was wonder if anyone had some insight.  I can't hear any hissing or see any steam after I shut the engine down. I want to fix it before it gets 
> major and puts me onto the side of the road.

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