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My coolant was topped off (supposedly) w oil change on Friday and it was empty by Sunday. Didn't notice liquid but was staying at hotel and running lots of errands

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Take it in to an accredited radiator shop for a coolant system pressure test
check for welsh plugs leaking , water pump seal leaking , holes in radiator cores or split top plastic tank. check color of sump oil and if it is a grey color it will be coolant in the supm

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