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1990 Toyota Cressida Antifreeze leaking badly

Until now, my '90 Cressida has an antifreeze leak, but I can't find the leak. We pour in some antifreeze into the radiator, but after driving it for some few days and checking the fluid levels for the radiator, it drop sharply.

Checking for the problem I saw some a lot of antifreeze on the bottom of my engine covering or whatever it is (not the hood). So one of my friends says that the antifreeze can get into the engine as well. Is this also true too? Help!

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    Shyam Sharma Jan 06, 2009

    (1) After servicing my toyota cressida 1990 model, 7MGE engine, I
    have found fresh water coolent filled in the gaps in between the
    valve covers were spark plugs are.

    (2) Please advise is it harmful and were does it comes from?

    (3) Can you please advice how to fix the problem?

    Much appriciate if one of you please kindly advise for the above.

    YThanking you inanticipation.




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First,it can be true. But don't get too ahead of things.Crawl under the engine and look carefully with a flash light at all things underneath. The oil pan, which it sounds like your're describing, is a good place to start. Do this with the engine off first, paying attention to the mechanical parts you see, than do it with the engine running. It may provide you with a place to look into say if you see any leaking coolant coming out of somewhere. This would help me diagnosis what may be happening, at least component location would be helpful. If you don't see any pooling on the ground, your engine may be Burning it out. It's also possible, that the radiator cap is not sealing properly, causing the boiling point of the antifreeze to go down, resulting in your engine heat boiling away the coolant. The cap pressurizes the cooling system, putting the liquid inside under 10-14psi which raises the boiling point significantly. Sometimes it's simple somtimes it takes a little more. Troubleshoot a little and get back to me, ill try to help you out a little better.

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Your cooling system is what keeps your car from having a meltdown. If you didn't have some way to cool things off, your engine would turn into a solid block of useless metal in no time flat. All of the parts that make up the cooling system have one goal of moving coolant around the engine so it can absorb and dissipate heat. The basic system is made up of the following components:

  1. radiator
  2. radiator top hose
  3. radiator bottom hose
  4. water pump
from your problem u stated
Checking for the problem I saw some a lot of antifreeze on the bottom of my engine covering or whatever it is (not the hood).
looking at the parts involved its probably not burning in the engine unless the car has overheated to much, it sounds likes its one of ur delivery or return hoses from the motor that is leaking. do a close attention to detail to your hoses and components related to the cooling system, u may not see the leak from the top since gravity will draw the fluid down

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