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When I put water in the radiator of my Honda Civic 1998 it can drive, and the engine stay cool. But when I stop the car the water come out from under the engine. Did anybody have an explanation about it?

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  • jamalaminkin Jul 31, 2010

    I put 50/50 antifreeze, but as I live in Florida the freezing temperature never happen.

  • jamalaminkin Jul 31, 2010

    Hello csmock132,
    Thanks for the useful information's concern the 50/50 antifreeze.
    When I shut of the engine the antifreeze is coming from out from down the engine.

  • jamalaminkin Jul 31, 2010

    Yes it's just liking down on the left side of the engine, so I can say it's coming out from the area of the belt.

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You still have to use 50/50. Engine can run up to 235 degrees normally and water boils at 212. Antifreeze mix boils at 280 degrees. So it works as coolant too. Anyway, you are mixing thats good. Can you tell where the antifreeze is coming from when you shut it off?

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Jul 31, 2010

    Can you tell if it is coming from the area around the belts?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Aug 01, 2010

    Sounds like the waterpump needs replaced.

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