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Coolant concentration when radiater water evaporates: My car is Ford explorer 2000.It is recomended a mixture of 50% water 50% coolant. But the extra water in the plastic bag (or what ever is called) evaporates due to hot weather and heat of the engine. I expect that the 50% to 50% ratio will change and the concentration of the coolant will be more, Is that right? If it is right then I must add water but: 1-How can I know the new water/coolant ratio? 2-will the concentration of anti corrosion in both water and coolant raise?

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    Fadhil Aziz Jul 30, 2010

    Thank emissionwiz for your reply.
    The mechanical said it is a litile leak in a corner in the gasket (he said "the cover" which I think it is our local term for "gasket"), and it is not a great problem, just keep watching the tank and add water. Really our mechanical aren't expert so can I take the rist and let them fix it?

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    Fadhil Aziz Jul 30, 2010

    One more think:
    The leak happens most of the time when I start the engine for the first time in the day and then no leak. I know that when I move the car and see the green spot, and when I park it in my work place leaving it about 6 hours I do not see the spot and when start it no leak too

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That is called the recovery tank and the level should not go down, if u keep seeing the tanks level drop then u have a coolant leak in the system, when u do top the system off ALWAYS USE 50%

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    yadayada Jul 30, 2010

    try adding a bottle of BARS Leak brand cooling system stop leak, that may do it, if not the gasket in question must be replaced

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