Mechanics

MISSING COOLANT

1997 Ford Escort • 165,000 miles

My 97 escort requires about 3 cups of coolant added to the radiator every month. So far I have not been able to find the leak.
The dipstick does not show any coolant on it. There is no blast of white smoke when I start the car. The transmission dipstick is not turning milky. Now the bad news. The overflow tank shows air bubbles and the engine runs rough for a minute when cold.
Could this be anything other than a head gasket?

Larry
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Ljf
June 25, 2012.




You can rent chemical head gasket tester from auto zone to test for a head gasket issue.
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Saturntech9
Jun 25, 2012.
Thanks for the reply. I will look for it at auto zone.

Tiny
Ljf
Jun 26, 2012.
Alright keep me posted.

Saturntech9
Jun 26, 2012.

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