Is it normal for the coolant to be low on my car every 2 to 3 months? I live in Florida,Hot weather.
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Question: Coolant needs to be filled every 2 months.
Answer #1mastertech6371 February 23, 2011, 18:12Master
coolant does not evaporate. it should stay constant.
no, it is notnormal, have it checked at a shop for leaks so you do not have any major issues.
by the way, check all your fluids every week. it is good idea so you dont create any problems.
Answer #2raiderron February 23, 2011, 18:54Master
Sounds like slow seepage leak that will likely show when pressure tested and inspected by qualified tech. If is so slow then may have to add dye to cooling system and drive for a while and then have reinspected with ultra violet light. Should not be dropping level normally.
ReplyVisitor, April 10, 2011, 18:47
it was very slow......i went to the machanic to have it tested,he told me I needed a new water pump,i replaced it,now i still have the problem,he tells me i had an air pocket ,thas why my coolant was low again.... I think I got ripped!
patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 23, 2011, 20:17Master
The way an automotive shop would locate the leak is by removing the radiator cap and attaching an adapter that screws on in place of the radiator cap. Something that looks like a bicycle pump with a pressure gauge attached to it is used to "pump up" pressure to simulate pressure generated when the cooling system is at operating temperature, the leak is then found sometimes it is obviously leaking from a coolant hose or cracked housing, failed gasket or water pump, sometimes the engines cooling system needs to be inspected from below or inspected using a mirror and flash light. If the coolant loss is still evasive dye can be added to the cooling system that may indicate the source of the leak. A mysterious coolant loss may even be a sign of a head gasket that is not sealing well.
ReplyVisitor, April 10, 2011, 18:52
Tech did the that test,and wound up with a new water pump...not sure my problem is solved! the cooland dissapearsd once,and he told me i had an air pocket!!! Go figuere!!