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Re: After help
« Reply #15 on: 05 February 2018, 16:11:41 »

Weeping rad drain plug?
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Re: After help
« Reply #16 on: 05 February 2018, 16:19:44 »

Good point, omegod; I will check, but it was a new radiator, a couple of months ago.

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Re: After help
« Reply #17 on: 05 February 2018, 18:51:01 »

No, I cannot really see any evidence, that's the problem.
I got the "Coolant Low" message on Friday after about 3 miles, and found the coolant tank nearly empty. Topped it up and drove home - half down by then.
I've not touched it until today, and it's down just a little. The only witness marks I've seen are some red antifreeze on the apron under the engine, just belowthe aux. belt area, but no wetness near the water pump at all.
I've ordered some UV tracer dye and hope that will identify the leak; it seems that the engine needs to be running and the system under pressure, but I couldn't do that over the weekend as my neighbour has a young child feeling poorly and the engine noise wouldn't have been welcome.

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That was very considerate of you Ron lad. Nice one :y
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Re: After help
« Reply #18 on: 05 February 2018, 18:56:00 »

Ta.
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Re: After help
« Reply #19 on: 05 February 2018, 20:02:21 »

Sorry James, I was going to suggest that the OP contact you, but I wasn't sure what you could take on nowadays.
I may need to talk cambelts to you soon, as it has been 4 years since the last excellent job you made of my cambelt (doesn't time fly?). It hasn't done anywhere near 40,000 miles, though!  :y

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Then get serek to do the job.
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Re: After help
« Reply #20 on: 05 February 2018, 20:39:52 »

Not if I haven't cured my coolant leak, biggriffin - I still have to get there!

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Re: After help
« Reply #21 on: 05 February 2018, 22:20:42 »

Have you tried engine running and hot with heater on max, then min, to check leak is not the HBV?
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Re: After help
« Reply #22 on: 05 February 2018, 22:28:55 »

It won't be that, because I have a spare one in the boot, and Sod's Law states.......
Seriously though, that was the first thing I checked and it's as dry as a bone back there.
Thanks for the thought though, Terry.  :y

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Re: After help
« Reply #23 on: 05 February 2018, 23:42:02 »

Oil cooler plate / coolant bridge would be my bet I'm afraid.  :(
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Re: After help
« Reply #24 on: 07 February 2018, 09:28:14 »

It won't be that, because I have a spare one in the boot, and Sod's Law states.......
Seriously though, that was the first thing I checked and it's as dry as a bone back there.
Thanks for the thought though, Terry.  :y

Ron.
It may look bone dry, and still be faulty. I had a mysterious water loss on son Jonny's car; nothing obvious, engine running and heater on 20 degrees. TB said set heat to MAX, then if still dry, to MIN. All still dry on MAX, but on MIN it dripped steadily. New HBV cured the leak.
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Re: After help
« Reply #25 on: 07 February 2018, 10:30:15 »

I hear you Terry, but I don't really want to; nor do I want to listen to Albs' suggestion of oil cooler!
The wetness that I have seen is on the tray under the front of the engine, but no idea yet where it is coming from. I'm hoping that when I put UV tracer dye in (expected in the post today or tomorrow) all will be revealed?
Thanks for your input though; much appreciated. :y

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Re: After help
« Reply #26 on: 07 February 2018, 12:59:17 »

If itís on the front it could be running from anywhere in the valley, or the water pump  :y
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