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Discovery 2003 td 5 BMW engine there is a loss of coolant but no leak in the system.what is a good way to find out what the state of the head gasket is?

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Please do check the coolant reservoir if it sits on the right level. Overfilling the coolant reservoir can cause a coolant overflow when the engine operates on higher temperature. Please do fill it and make sure that it sits on the right level.

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