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Old 27 Mar 2012, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi , i was driving the subaru today for about a hour n half in the town , got home and i noticed a line of fluid as a reversed up the drive , it was coming from underneath the bonnet . checked the engine bay , nothing, there was drops coming from a hose from the other coolant bottle on the passengers side. is it supposed to do this , i have no idea what the other coolant tanks for , is there something wrong with my coolant , both the coolant tank and the one next to the battery are still full, my car is as k reg 93 plate, any ideas . thanks for time . vic
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: overflow tank

Are you sure it's not coming from air con ( was the air con switched on?)
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no it was def coming out of the tube thats attached to the lid on the over flow , it was coolant that was on the ground . no the ac was,nt on .
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd check fan and thermostat are working correcty. What was your temperature gauge like?
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 11:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it was at normal temp , its a new thermostat about two month ago fans are fine . i did speed up to beat the lights . but only 50 mph nothing major , she gets well serviced. and checked every week ,when i clean her.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 02:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: overflow tank

check if the small coolant pip which goes from the coolant bottle is not split. the radiator only sucks coolant when its required. take for a run once the temperature is on normal around the half park up. open the bonnet and turn the car of see if you can see any leaks out all so check the bottom hose water hose. hope that helps.


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Old 28 Mar 2012, 07:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for the info , i will try that when i take the missus to town.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 07:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: overflow tank

Could just be a faulty cap on the header tank
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just back from town and everything is ok , tempature normal fans worked as normal , just hope it was a one of , thanks for your help guys .
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