2000 Kia Sportage Q&A
2000 Kia Sportage Question: What would be cause of dissappearing antifreezes???
Ok this is first time i have came across this. Bought a Kia Sportage and been working on it, last night got real cold and had someice in radiator, didn;t freeze though. So ran some water out of it and added antifreeze and replaced thremostat. Now when I run the vehicle ten minutes or so I have to add more fluids, theres no signs of any in the oil, no signs coming out of the tail pipe or vehicle missing. Where can it be going? On other thing is that the top hose doesn't have any pressure on it when running the vehicle and doesn't get hot until car turned off, so guessing water pump may be bad but where is teh water going??? - cj78
poss air bubble in eng due to replacing thermostst,try driving car until the fan comes on then shut down and recheck water after eng is cool - globalhelper
You may have a problem with the waterpump itself or a blockage in the system. If you have to put more antifreeze in the system than the capacity was originally designed to hold then, you know there is a problem. The engine itself may have been fairly empty and this loss won't show in the reservoir. - csubak30