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Why do I have to keep adding anti freeze to my vehicle, I see no leaks, there is also no signs of water in my motor oil and my vehicle is a 1999 land rover discovery 11 ,

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Maybe you are filling the reservoir above the recommended line, and it is simply spilling overboard when the engine gets hot. Only if you see the refrigerant level go below the "add" mark , you should worry.

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Wipe a finger around the hose clips to see if you have any "weeping" or antifreeze coloured marks from the pump.....

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Possibly a blown head gasket allowing coolant into the combustion chamber. Is the exhaust steamy or does it smell like coolant? Also, check spark plugs for wetness. If you have more questions, please let me know.

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