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Old 07-04-2010, 05:56 AM
Zeberdee Zeberdee is offline
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Default Another coolant problem


Among all the coolant problems I could not see the ones that looks like mine.

I seem to be getting through over a gallon at least every 2 weeks. Mechanic can not find any tell tale signs in the oil or tail pipe for example and no visible puddles.

Only clue that it is a head gasket is a corroded spark plug giving me a misfire error on cylinder 6, which he says indicates head gasket.

On the basis that I am getting through so much and there is no sign of it in the engine or on the ground, is there anywhere else it good be going?

It is a 2001 3.0 4x4 and I do not want to spend a lot of money on head gasket if that is not the real problem, so appreciate any advice.

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Old 07-04-2010, 06:02 AM
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Default Re: Another coolant problem

Just because there isn't a huge cloud of white smoke doesn't mean isn't getting sucked in and burnt. You're losing a gallon a week, that's fairly slow and probably not noticeable to the naked eye.
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:24 AM
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Default Re: Another coolant problem

I had something similar happen to me. My reservoir was getting low and i noticed alot of coolant leaking down the passengers side compartment. Turns out the rubber hose on my reservoir underneath was loose and no longer fit tight. I put a zip tie on it and there hasn't been a problem since
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