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Is my radiator deffective?

I just have my radiator replaced and even i run for just 20 kilometers the container for reserve water for the radiator empties quickly.i checked for dripping water then i havent seen any. is this normal?

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No this is not normal. Have you had a look at the water pump? It might pay to have the system pressure tested as there may be a leak that is happening while you are driving...

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The water is not hot at all but the radiator is shooting the water out of the cap, and sending the water to the resivore and makes the resivore over flow.


Sounds like you may have a bad radiator. It may be clogged and the coolant is not able to go through it causing it to come out the cap and reserve tank.

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Water reserve bottle is emptying and engine is getting how


flushing a radiator is a waste of time and money as blocked cores do not flush. Have a pressure test done on the coolant system and check for external leaks. have a compression test done to check for head gasket and cracked head. Have a flow test done on the radiator and if shows signs of blockage replace the radiator .. Always fill the radiator at the radiator cap and not the reserve bottle. The reserve bottle water will not go down until the engine coolant starts to cool so if it is going down when the engine is hot then you have a bad leak in the reservoir bottle.

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well the reserve thank usually holds excess water. basically when water gets hot it expands and increases in size, the expansion causes some of it to go into the reserve and it can be very hot even boiling..

did this happen before or is it strange ?
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2. Check the reserve tank, whether water level is maintained or getting filled. If it's getting filled, there should be a leak in the radiator or gasket

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COOLANT-ADDING ADDITIONAL
Do not remove radiator cap to add coolant to system. When adding coolant to maintain correct level, do so at coolant reserve/overflow tank. Use a 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol antifreeze containing Alugard 340-2 y and low mineral content water.
Remove radiator cap only for testing or when refilling system after service. Removing cap unnecessarily can cause loss of coolant and allow air to enter system, which produces corrosion.

COOLANT LEVEL CHECK
The cooling system is closed and designed to maintain coolant level to top of radiator.
WARNING: DO NOT OPEN RADIATOR DRAINCOCK WITH ENGINE RUNNING OR WHILE ENGINE IS HOT AND COOLING SYSTEM IS UNDER PRESSURE.
Remove radiator cap. The coolant level should be to top of radiator. If not, and if coolant level in coolant recovery bottle is at ADD mark, check for:
  • An air leak in coolant reserve/overflow tank or its hose
  • An air leak in radiator filler neck
  • Leak in pressure cap seal to radiator filler neck
TRANSMISSION and OIL LEVEL CHECK TUBES
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Due to the complexity of the newer cars on the raod today!! what you are experiencing is Normal!!! since the coolant systems on the newer cars run at such a higher pressure and a high Rpm the reserve tank which has it's on drain hose for excessive overflow from the radiator allows the extra high pressure release from the radiator to back flow to the reserve tank and then out the reserve tank overflow hose on to the raod

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I have a '98 Rav 4 and problem with the water system. I fill the water reserve container near the radiator up to full and after some trip I found the container is drained. I even found one time after I...


The coolant overflow( puke tank) should only be full when the truck is hot.
If you are filling the overflow tank when the engine is cooled off, it will overfill the "puke" tank when it warms-up and possibly even empty it by syphon action.

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This is in conection with my previous question. how many kilometers, anyway, would a water reserve empties or reaches its minimal level? thank you very much!


The coolant system is a closed system. When the system is full the reservior acts as an expansion container. When the engine heats the coolant expands. The coolant expands into the reservior when the pressure cap releases. As the engine cools the coolant contracts and the radiator cap allows the coolant to flow back into the engine. If you are having coolant loss it should show as an external leak If there is no external leak it could be possible to have an internal leak. In theory this system should not lose anything but coolant loss on a small basis is expected. If your coolant loss is great and it is not seen externally I suggest that a pressure test involving engine components be done. I hope this can help Moe

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