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Datsun200B overheat/losing water, mystery?

My Mechanic is going crazy trying to figure out where this water is going. Not enough indicators point to a head gasket problem for him to pull it apart yet. Intermittently it's getting hot, mainly on short trips, and once cool, I find it's lost between 1 and 2 litres of water. If I put the heater on when I see the guage rising it cools it down immediately.
We've replaced all hoses, cap and thermostat. Tested for a radiator blockage. Can't see any problem with the water pump or fan. Fixed a small leak into the exhaust manifold...does anyone have any ideas?

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  • Jusi Oct 28, 2008

    Already replaced the cap, it's been pressure tested for 3 days now, not losing pressure. This only happens every now and then. I'm just not wanting to do any damage by continuing to drive it? Also replaced all hoses and thermostat.




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Try something as simple as the radiator cap it might not be holding pressure and evaporating out while you drive

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  • matt Stahulak Oct 28, 2008

    well i can tell you if you check the oil and there is no coolant on the oil it probably isnt the head gasket..other than that look around by the exhaust manifold for coolant leaks..if its leaking out of there and burning off on the exhaust you would never see the leak..



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