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Car my car radiaotor needs filling every day with water do you no why??

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Hi there!

It is obviously loosing it - either by boiling off, or leaking.

When you park - check for any leaks under the car.
If there are none, Make sure the temperature stays below 90.

If these tests prove negative, The head gasket may have blown. This causes water to leak into the cylinders, and ends up as a steamy exhaust. There will be no visable leaks with this fault.

Remember to caap concentration of coolant/antifreze correct otherwise corrosion will start.

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This could be simple or complex!
You need to figure out where the coolant is going!

It could be a simple leak from under the car (ie. a hose is loose)

You could have coolant entering the engine combustion chamber. (bad) Check for smoke in exhaust.

Do you have a defective radiator cap? (never check on a warm engine).

I would recommend a pressure test by a trained mechanic, they should be able to pinpoint or narrow down the source of the leakage!


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