1997 Honda Civic with 109000 miles - last night the car got hot and when I opened the hood there was coolant sprayed around - primarily toward the front portion of the engine compartment but not leaking anywhere underneath and no visible exhaust. I had timing belt, waterpump, tune-up, motor mount and oil change done 2 month ago. Whay could cause this?
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well simple answer is it is only losing coolant when under presure so i would tighten all coolant hoses to be sure they are air tight then start the engine leave untill the fan comes on then check for a leak as will be under presure if you find the leak dont work on the cooling system untill compleatly cooled down then remove coolant cap then fix the leak fillwith coolant to just under max level replace coolant cap and start engine leave running untill fan kicks in and then see if leak has sealed dont forget check around cylinder head when checking for leaks
The Jaguar XK8 has a coolant hose on the rear of the engine that is prone to leaking. The leak is typically on the right side, right above the catalytic converter. There is a quick disconnect fitting that has an o-ring in it. This O-ring fails with age, and the coolant leaks from the connector.
Usually caused by a blown head gasket. Open the radiator cap and start the engine. Make sure the system is full of coolant and keep it full as the engine warms up. Once it's warm and the thermostat is open, allow a couple minutes for any air to bleed out. If bubbles continue to come up the radiator, your head gasket is blown. If you aren't getting bubbles, the problem may be a clogged radiator. Look to see if the coolant is flowing in the radiator. If you have more questions, please let us know.
your heater has apparently restricted the coolant flow....hopefully a good system back flushing will cure the problem....use a flush obtained from a parts house....I would buy the hose kit for flushing as well...good luck to you
hi from uk the 1st thing to do is check for coolant leak/s you mentioned that you filled up coolant first time o/heated then 10miles and o/heat and loss of coolant ? so there hopefully is a coolant leakage which can easily be fixed diy ? once you locate leakage come back with info so we can help/advise ? then the other question is what is other possible senario ? possible head gasket ? or the water pump which is driven by the cambelt is leaking these possibilities will cost more to fix by garage but not beyond diy if you wish to ?? the point thatdrove 50 mls home ok then another 10 mls b4 you checked coolant ?? oil etc ? rquires some thought as to was this reason for selling ? due to some coolant leakage that prev owner knew of but could not finance repair ? it is not my intention to worry you at this stage but sincerly hope it is a simply fault as i mentioned above SO if you check things i listed and oil level etc also look for any sign that work has recently been done around engine ie clean parts etc if you find anything by all means come back with as much info /symptoms as you can then hopefully we can sort this for you keep thinking positive waves! not negative ps just had a thought! last night here in n/west uk there was very severe frost/freeze and if you had same at your location ? you may have suffered frozen pump / rad / hoses ? resulting in the symptoms you have once engine warms hopefully so will keep finger crossed for you please update best wishes from uk
Chances are the coolant is leaking into the intake/cylinder head and being burned in your exhaust. An easy test for leaks involves a pressure test of the system via the radiator cap at your local garage with an ultra violet dye in the coolant .