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The water in my spill of tank, for the radiator,is boiling

The water in my spill of tank, for the radiator, is boiling when I turn off the engine.

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  • drakelady_23 Oct 06, 2009

    No the temperature gauge never gets to the half mark.

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Does the temperature gauge show the engine is hot?

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    yadayada Oct 06, 2009

    replace the radiator cap, that is the most common cause of this.

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There may be a slight head gasket leak to the coolant jacket, not large enough to overheat the engine. It is normal for some coolant to escape at operating temp, but not lots, and it should cool down to about the recommended level again.

Something is pressurising the coolant jacket. Have it tested for the presence of combustion gasses in the coolant. This is a simple test.

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Answer 2 from Inventus: It means your cooling system is funtioning properly. In a system having a coolant recovery tank, coolant in the radiator is always up to the brim, hot or cold. There is negligible or no air space. When coolant in the radiator expands sufficiently due to warming from the engine, it will squeeze past the pressure cap's bottom seal and flow into the recovery tank. (If no provision for such expansion was present, the expansion would rupture the radiator or your hoses.) Only coolant within the radiator is under pressure, and because of this pressure (together with the elevated boiling point that the "anti-freeze" permits), it normally does not boil. But once past the pressure cap's bottom seal, the overflow is at atmospheric pressure and therefore boils.
This boiling is usually unnoticed after a short, i.e., local, trip because the cooler coolant already in the recovery tank quenches it. But after some highway driving the influx of more hot overflow heats up all the coolant in the recovery tank to the (unpressurized, i.e., "natural") boiling point.
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Hello, My name is Oscar and I´m from Portugal I have a Range Rover classic from 1995. Recently the car is loosing water from the cooler thank. However, I dont know the source of the problem, because t


If water is disappearing and is not spilling out, it's evaporating. This can happen in many different situations. Here are a few:
1.Cylinder head gasket may be blown (if it's a tiny hole, you won't notice much difference driving, but heat from the engine's combustion can be boiling the water).
2. Also, you may have a leak somewhere and you just happen to not see it when the car is idle. The water in the radiator will stay in the radiator until the engine has reached a high enough temperature to open the thermostat and let the water circulate.
3. When radiator was filled, it may not have been done properly (i.e. you need to bleed out the air) otherwise, pressure builds up and it may be releasing the water all at once while you're driving (through the radiator expansion tank)
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