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I have a vr6 and water is gushing out of the expansion tank after a short drive there is also brown gunk in tank too
Sounds like you need a complete coolant flush. It should never be brown and gunky, ever. A good flush and pressure test will make it like new again. It's boiling back into tank because it cannot circulate properly. I would guess it may be a bad rad, or heater core. Good luck I hope this helps please rate my solution
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you may have a thermostate stock in the close position or a failed water pump check condition of both starting with thermostate good idea to change radiator cap and service radiator
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
SOURCE: water is not circulating
Sounds like your thermostat has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
Your thermostat is located under a metal housing on the top of the engine. The upper radiator hose connects to this housing. To change the thermostat you basically need to drain the radiator after your engine is cold, disconnect the upper radiator hose from the engine, and remove the bolts from the small housing. replace the thermostat, and clean the surfaces on both sides and replace the gasket too. reinstall the housing, attach the hose, and refill the radiator. start the engine, warm it up and check for leaks, then re check the coolant level after the engine cools off again
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
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The system is supposed to be able to contain the overflow then pull the extra coolant back into the radiator when needed.
Is the overflow tank fluid level at or below the recommended level ?
Posted on Jul 26, 2012
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