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Water radiator becomes dry

Everyday I add water radiator a half liter

Smoke appears in great quantity

Much oil leakage occurs on the surface of engine compartment

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Waeter radiator hasa leaked . Reason. Maybe your temp sensor does not start the FAN at the correct temperature .Change the Temp sensor and see

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