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This is a discussion on Mysterious Coolant leakage! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I've got coolant rollen down my reservoir....the pipes and cap on top are leak..just coming down from the bottom ...

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    Mysterious Coolant leakage!

    I've got coolant rollen down my reservoir....the pipes and cap on top are leak..just coming down from the bottom portion of cap...can't look underneath to find the source, anybody experience this before? What should I do? Its not a huge radiator is still at normal level...just random leak i guess =.

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    If, and only if, the pipes and cap itself are not seeping when under pressure, suspect the reservoir itself, since it's two pieces. Repair or replace if that's the case.
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    +1^....If you have the means I would do a cooling system pressure test to see if you could narrow it down...Ive seen and replaced tons of those surge tanks due to just corrosion/rust over time...they did come out with a revised surge tank however I believe this was mostly for the earlier models...I have also seen the little rubber joint pipe that goes between the cylinder 1 and cylinder 3 intake runners crack over time and seep....My first step would be a pressure test....

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