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Coolant is draining out of coolant reservoir from bottom of reservoir side after driving the car for a few minutes. The engine was just overhauled. Did the mechanic(s) forget to attach a hose at the bottom side of the coolant reservoir?

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Or the coolant tank is broken! You may have to remove the tank to figure out which as the hose is hard to get to with the trank bolted down. The hose could be rotted or the cap may not be releasing buid up of pressue or the head gasket or engine casting of one kind or other may be leaking commpression presure into the cooling system. It maybe time to go back to the rebuilder and have them check their work. If they finished the job all the way it sould'nt leak and they should of run it long enough to find a proble like that and fixed it before you gotr the car back.

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Probably didn't foget to attach hose but may have not gotten clamp on hose right or if hose clamp may not be tight enough.

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If its not the engine then the hose needs to be inspected looking for the source of the leak is the only way of answering the question.

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