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loss of coolant

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by MadMaXXX, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. MadMaXXX

    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    im not seeing any leaks but i tend to loose coolant

    the exhaust doesnt smoke but does have a weird smell to it

    should i pressure test the cooling system and if it is keeping pressure assume that it is the headgasket or is there something else i should look out for?

    thanks

    btw its the stock d16 on a 96 civic with over 150k miles dont know the history as i got it a couple months ago
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    check your oil and make sure its not milky looking
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    160K miles on a D series? Definately a HG leak.
     
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    i have 170,000 miles on my modded d16 and my headgasket doesn't leak. i would check your oil like he said just in case. also you could put a piece of cardboard underneath your car and leave it for a while and check to see if there are any spots on it. coolant doesn't dry up quick but it could be hard to tell if it was just losing a little bit at a time. the cardboard would absorb it and leave a dark spot.
     
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    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    and if it is?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well then water is getting to your oil from somewere
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Namely the HG. A leak in the coolant system would be noticable - just look underneath your car. If it is the HG, its not that bad of a job to do, or have done. The HG on my old D15B7 went exactly the same way - slow leak without drama.
     
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