Question about 1999 Daewoo Lanos
I bought a Daewoo Espero about a week ago. Just after getting it home I found the radiator to be empty. After filling the expansion bottle (which is the only way to add coolant) and running the engine for a few minutes the coolant level started to raise and to bouble the gas did not smell like exhaust gas and the coolant began to become hot ( so it must have circulated through the engine somehow). After checking the hoses for leaks I had a mate who is mechanic have a look at it and he diagnosed the problem: head gasket leakage. I also heard that those engines only let coolant into their system when they are cooling down. After turning it of because it was at 1/3 of the heat gauge just by idelling with opened bonnet and the fan had not even started?? I let it cool for a few hours and checked the coolant level… the bottle was almost empty. I filled it up started the engine and again the exact same thing. That went on for about three repetitions…
Do I have a leak? A leak in the engine or head? Is it just filling up the cooling system? Do I need to get the head gasket replaced or just keep filling the radiator till it’s full one day?
I am a student and this is my first car. Therefore I don’t want to stuff it up and also I live of $50 a week so I want to be sure if the head gasket replacement will fix it.
It would be enormously great to hear of any help, suggestions or opinions.
Thank you very much
Hi Arvid! You do need to keep putting Coolant into it until it will not accept anymore. The block and radiator will hold Probably 4 Gallons of Coolant and Water.If it is not Cold where you are, Just use water the First time to see if it is Leaking out of the Head instead of wasting all the Money on the Coolant Because if it has a Leak you will have wasted all that Coolant and $ For Nothing! Let me know what you Find out! Please Rate My Response, I need all the Help that I can get on Ratings! Thanks and Good Luck!
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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