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Old 08-26-2005, 02:03 PM   #11
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I havn't added a drop of Dex to my car. It allways stays full since I did the gaskets and added 1/4 bottle Bars.
Ya, me too. I've had 4 or 5 cars that use DexCool and none have ever "evaporated" coolant. IMO, if you're loosing coolant, it'* worth investigating the root cause.
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that real does sound normal. Just keep on eye on it.
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Comfy, which type of coolant do you have in the car (Dexcool "red/orange" or regular "green").
98 = Dex
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I've had Sapphire just a little over a year and haven't had to add any water or coolant since I've had her.
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Well I know why I been losing a little coolant lately.

Its getting out around the bolt. No big deal?

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Well I know why I been losing a little coolant lately.

Its getting out around the bolt. No big deal?

Good find... what happened to the original bolts?

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Don't let it go. It'* a $10 fix.
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Well I know why I been losing a little coolant lately.

Its getting out around the bolt. No big deal?

You're car is inducing it'* own weight reduction program!

On a serious note.. That looks like the paper gasket is leaking. If you haven't replaced the thermostat recently, I'd pick up a new one as long as you are there and ensure you get both gaskets, rubber and paper. The paper one seems to be your problem.

Tip for fixing that...use a small diameter tubing like vacuum or washer line and slide it into the radiator to siphon off about a 1/2 gallon... That'* enough to change the t stat w/o draiding the whole system.
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If you haven't replaced the thermostat recently, I'd pick up a new one as long as you are there and ensure you get both gaskets, rubber and paper. The paper one seems to be your problem.
The rubber is actually a seal that fits around the rim of the thermostat.


Comfy, I wouldn't say this is a BIG deal. But definitely take the time to correct it. It'* an easy fix.
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The bolts are original

The gasket, coolant,Tstat, hoses and o-ring are all brand new.

Man I thought I woudlnt have to deal coolant thing for another few years or ever again with this car. Not my favorite project.

Thanks for the help though.
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