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2.0 LOSING ANTIFREEZE

1991 Pontiac Sunbird • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 81,000 miles

1991 Pontiac Sunbird 2.0 Hey thanks. What a great service you guys provide. There is one more question that I forgot to ask. I recently (over 1 month ago) had a gasket replaced for antifreeze was spraying out of a tube, etc, and it overheated and so on. I have begun to notice that I keep losing antifreeze in the overflow bottle. The line at "full/cold" keeps dropping very low. I assumed that maybe since the car is old that I would replace the whole overflow bottle. I did. Well it keeps getting very low and I have to add antifreeze/water once a week into the bottle. One thing I did notice is that the cap on the bottle keeps spinning (when you tighten). I had to use the old cap; for the new bottle did not come with one. Could the cap be the problem? Thanks again. Same car, Pontiac Sunbird 1991 2.0 engine I’m told. 81,000 miles.
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2CarPros-Archives
October 19, 2010.




We do not think the old cap is the problem. Adding coolant once a week would indicate a leak. Carefully check for a coolant leak on exterior of engine and radiator. If no leak is found, you may have an internal engine leak (a failed gasket or cracked head)

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Oct 19, 2010.


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