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I just bought my car 2 weeks ago and i know it'll require some work but I absolutely love my car. I'm having an issue with the coolant system that I cant seem to figure out. The previous owner said he replaced the radiator, expansion tank, water pump, hoses and bled out the coolant system. I dont see or smell any coolant leaks and the car does not smoke from the exhaust, however every 100 miles or so the check coolant level warning comes on the screen. I usually top it off with about 3/4 gallon of 50/50 mix antifreeze.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Hello and welcome to the Werkz, check around the waterpump area for a brown slimey residue, also there is a coolant hose at the rear of the engine which fails around 100k ish and of course age, mine failed at 132k #8 here:
Whitshark I'm about 100 miles away from Miami...I usually go over at least once a week...any recommendations on a trustworthy mechanic that is not going to put me in the poor house
I'm not sure if the shop is still there, but I had some good work done at a place on NE 79th St in North Miami, at the last eastbound light before the drawbridge. There has been a big project there lately, but the shop was in the circle, on the north side of NE 79th.
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