Question about 2005 Mazda RX-8
I don't see any coolant leaking and it doesn't look low. I can add a little bit of coolant the next day but not much.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i had the same thing on my wifes 2000 mpv van...the ends of the radiator are made of some sort of composite type material....it had a slight crack in it....wasn't obvious until it got worse and started streaming water from it when warmed up....even after it cooled enough not to be spewing it was hard to actually see the crack though a few inches long....was hard to even see where the water and antifreeze mixture was coming from until i took out the radiator
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Sounds like you have a blown head gasket.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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SOURCE: Coolant light
If you locate the water expansion tank (front of the bonnet, opened, with the pressure-cap to top-up if necessary) - check that there's sufficient coolant in there (check whilst the engine is cold).
If so, you may be suffering the same problem as a lot of RX8 owners, with a dodgy coolant level sensor in the tank. One way to confirm this is to remove the connector to the tank - on the left-hand side of the tank as you look from the front (not the air-conditioning connector, immediately to the left of it, attached to an aluminium billet). Ensure the (now free-hanging) connector from the wiring loom is safely stowed and give it a test drive. If you're satisified that the warning goes away then you know that the level sensor in the tank is faulty (and therefore the warning light is spurious). Unfortunately, that's a pricey item to replace (dealer price, UK, in the region of £200).
Remember, leaving the coolant sensor unplugged to avoid the spurious warnings would mean that a genuine problem that resulted in (catestrophic) loss of coolant would then go undetected, until too late. So do this at your peril.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
no power steering fluid would cause the pump to overheat, damaging seals.
the foam might have been pump cavitation causing injestion of air in the fluid, (makes the hydro fluid "frothy")
spraying ANY lubricant on the belts will cause them to slip and make a squeaking/squealing noise.
check the location of the leak, wipe down the hoses (cheap causes for leaks) fill the power steering. put some newspapers under the car, start the car, turn the wheels lock to lock, shut off car, check for leaks, should tell you if it is a hose or connection, or rack unit
Posted on Apr 16, 2012
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