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There is a leaking in a tube which carries coolant to the radiator. I want to know, could I run the van for 30km without coolant everyday for a week till I repaired it , because even if I filled the coolant it all goes out by the leak . Please note that ehe temperature gauge does not go to peak during this distance.

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Hi I recomend to fix the leak the soon you can ......... there is only 2 gallons of coolant on the cooling sistem or lees ..... and when the car is runing low on water the water pump makes foam and dont work right the foam dont cooldown the engine good luck beter replace the hose or pipe than cilinders head sorry

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It sounds like you are talking about the "surge tank" for the cooling system. If this is the case, the coolant in your radiator will stay aproximately the same for several thousand miles if there are no leaks. When the engine gets hot the coolant will push out into the surge tank usually located on the fenderwell. When you stop the engine and it cools down the coolant is pulled back into the radiator. If there is a leak in the tube to the surge tank or a leak in the surge tank then the coolant will leak out to a minimum amount. The next time the engine heats up, the coolant will not necessarily be low but it will be at the same capacity as the previous trip. So it is very possible to run this for a time period without hurting anything until you have a chance to fix it. Be careful and watch your temperature guage to make sure it is not getting overheated. If the temperature guage works correctly and is not overheating then you will be in good shape until you can get it repaired. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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U need to either patch or fix the leak if u run without coolant u will blow up the motor

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