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tatzy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:24    Post subject: Coolant leak =s Reply with quote

Got Vitara last week, the other half checked it over and there was no coolant in it at all.

he filled it up and i did a few trips checked again and it was empty.

there is no sign of where it is leaking from

any suggestions what it might be?

cheers

Cassandra  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it could be a head gasket. ... check to see if there is light brown mayo (oil/water mix) on the dip stick or on the filler cap for the same.

are carpets wet inside the car? as could be a heater matrix leak.
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tatzy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

the carpets are dry. they both sound expensive =(

ill get the other half to have a look when i get home at the weekend.

thankyou =)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 14:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Head gasket could be expensive depends if car has over heated and warped the head, it will then need to be skimmed.
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tatzy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 15:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

It hasn't over heated!! The gauge doesn't even get to half way!! Probably because I have heating on full whack on the time lol
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 19:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am def not mech minded but my jimny went through a spell of dumping the contents of its expansion bottle at odd moments.....turned out to be a problem with the return pipe inside the expansion bottle!! Its not likely this is your problem but its the only thing I have managed to fix all by myself so thought I'd share  Embarassed  Embarassed  Embarassed
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tatzy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit this did make me laugh

awwww i must say i am very proud of you. lol.  Very Happy  and you should be proud of you too.

i can point to things and name some of it but thats as far as it goes.

my next mission is to service it myself. well ill have the other half talkin me through it. ill probably end up in a complete mess.

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