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Radiator fluid disappers with out a leak

The radiator fluid keeps going low, no puddles underneat, no hoses leaking, water not in the oil. It takes a half a gallon a week

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  • Mark Gordon Feb 19, 2012

    No over heating, we check the fluid weekly. Pressure in radiator is good and holds. All six cylinders are clean and so are the spark plugs. No water or coolant in the exhust.

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Half a gallon a week? Bad for the car, bad for the pocketbook.
Have a shop do a pressure test of your coolant system to check for leaks. You might also want a block test where they check for exhaust gases getting into the coolant system-maybe your coolant is getting into a cylinder and burning off. How does the car run? any white smoke out the exhaust? Or signs of overheating?
That's kind of a worst-case scenario (head gasket problem, or cylinder head problem), but that's an awful lot of coolant loss, and it's got to be going somewhere.
Good luck.

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