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Any white smoke coming out the exhaust? If there is then the engine is burning the coolant which would suggest blown headgasket. However thats a serious amount of coolant being used in a very short period of time so I would guess there is a leak elsewhere in the coolant system
If there is no smoke from the exhaust then there is probably a leak in your coolant system. Check for leaks on the radiator, hoses and around the waterpump housing. Does the level drop when the car is not running? Maybe place a sheet of cardboard under the enginebay area and see if there is any leaks dripping down onto the card while the engine is running and/or overnight when the engine isn't running
Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 04, 2012
You'll need a cooling system pressure tester to put pressure in the system and it will force the coolant out of the area where it's leaking. Water pumps are common as are heater hoses. Sometimes it's really hard to find the leaks. If you've overheated too many times, you may have warped the cylinder head and that will cause a major leak. Look for white residue around the head/block and should point you in a genreal direction.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I hate to tell you this but its possible...
You have a leak. Look around on the driveway and try to determine if you have an external leak as opposed to an internal leak. If you see no coolant on the ground, suspect a blown head gasket. Do not continue to drive this car in this condition. If it does indeed have a blown head gasket, serious engine damage will occur.
Check your exhaust for white smoke. Chances are good you have a blown head gasket and coolant is leaking into the engines combustion chambers and is essentially burning off. Also check your oil, if it looks like caf mocha, this will confirm coolant is leaking into the oil via the blown head gasket
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
CHECK YOUR oil and see if it is milky there have been some issues with heads cracking on these. another option is to have dye added to cooling system and drive a few days then have checked with a blacklight the dye will glow this can help spot a small leak
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
There is a small hole under the extension behind where the pulley is mounted, most times barely visible. If you see any coolant there the pump seal is leaking. Many times it will show up better with the cap off, as internal pressure can sometimes push the seal against the shaft and temporarily stop the leak. If any coolant is found there,(sometimes it will run down the lower hose and appear like a bad hose or clamp) the pump needs to be changed. No, it is in no way related to a manifold gasket leak.
Posted on May 28, 2009
i just did this today, its the engine coolant bottle, they **** and crack, i guarantee its the bottle, its not a hard job, got to take the wheel off to get to bottom clamp, and then bleed the system thats all, buy a bottle for 60 bucks
dont listen to the other guy, he dont have a ls
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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