Question about 2004 Kia Sedona
We are facing the problem of radiator coolant loss due to evaporation.So frequently top up required.
Engine operationg range is 96 deg to 105 deg C
We want probable causes anf soln for the same.
I had a problem like that in an old Mercury Sable I owned. I had to periodically add a bit of coolant because it was disappearing and not dripping anywhere. I found out what was causing the problem on a cold winter day, a short (6") hose going from the water pump to the engine burst. Don't wait until a hose bursts.
Likely the coolant is going one of a few places. It's escaping from a pinhole in a hose somewhere, going into the engine's cylinders (blown/leaking head gasket), going into the crankcase and mixing with the oil, etc. Probably the best way to start diagnosis is to add special dye to the cooling system and use a black light to see if there's an external leak in the system. If not you can pull the spark plugs and check them to see if coolant is going into the cylinders (coolant does a good job of cleaning carbon off the inside of the combustion chamber). Well that should be good for starters. Good luck!
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
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