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Old 04-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Ranger_Lui Ranger_Lui is offline
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Default Cooling system

I own a 1999 3.0L V6 Ford. Lately I have had to fill the radiator many times. About 5 times this week. But my (cold and hot gauge) does not indicate that the engine is overheating, it says it's perfect. I havent been able to find a leak. Could it be because I've only been topping it off with water? I can't afford antifreeze until payday on thursday.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:42 PM
cvar cvar is offline
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Default Re: Cooling system

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Careful: It's not a real gauge. It's a fake gauge. It's more like an idiot light, really, cuz it has only 2 positions: Perfect and Too-late.

It's gotta be leaking to somewhere, even if it was 100% water. Maybe into the cylinders (warped heads)? Oops, that would be bad! Or your evap coil drips onto pass side floor carpet? Or maybe coolant is slowly dripping onto the engine block where it evaporates quickly?

BTW, you don't REALLY need special anti-freeze coolant. Using 100% water is perfectly fine, as long as you live in a place that never freezes (eg, Florida). If your winters get cold, then anti-freeze is needed only when parked in below-freezing temperatures.
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