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Engine coolant low light on, radiator constantly needs water dont know where its going

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Here is a list of the common leak spots on s type -
Small return hose to header tank connection on tank - often cracks and leaks under pressure.
rear hoses on top of engine.
lower heater hose connections - these flex and leak at connections
Bottom area of radiator - stone damage
hose clip to thermostat housing

Hope this helps good luck.

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Re fill your cars radiator/coolant bottle then rev the engine high. you may need somones help itll make it easier . if there is a lot of steam coming out of the tail pipe and or the exhaust smells sweet like coolant then its a head gasket problem. if that doesnt find the problem park you car on a large piece of cardboard or somthing light in color. it easier to put you car on ramps or jack stands, let it idle for a long time and then look for drips and spots. if there are none then try reving you engine and recheck, from there you can locate directly above hwere its is dripping from the engine / chassis then you can trace the wet surfaces up from there check you oil as well if its to high or smells like coolant its a head gasket

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