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hoffmanestates 11-26-2012 05:58 PM

Coolant mystery
I pulled over today cause got low coolant light. Checked tank and had a little Like around low level hash mark. I put my hand accidentally on radiator cap thinking oh Fawkes going to be burned......nope stone cold radiator cap and end tank neck leading to cap.... i am stumped engine temp stays around 200-210

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Frango100 11-27-2012 06:29 AM

Re: Coolant mystery
Is the radiator completely topped of with coolant? Depending on the outside temperatures, the cooling efficiency of the radiator is better (with low outside temps) or worse (with high outside temps). During winter operation for example with low outside temperatures, the radiator can more easily disipate the heat and the thermostat will also open less.
Also when you start a cold engine, the coolant will circulate through the engine only until the right coolant temperature is reached and the thermostat will start opening, allowing the coolant to circulate through the radiator. Until that point the engine coolant temperature can be normal, but the coolant in the radiator still cold.

hoffmanestates 11-27-2012 12:59 PM


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