Nope. Sorry. We don't get involved with costs here because there's way too many variables. We don't even know what's wrong yet. The typical things we'd expect to find include a rusted-off hose clamp, split rubber hose, corroded core plug, and a leaking cylinder head gasket. Any of those things can potentially leak only when the engine has warmed up and the system is under pressure. Radiators are so efficient that often little pressure builds up in the cooling system while you're driving, but as soon as you stop the engine, its heat migrates into the coolant, and the pressure goes up for the next 10 - 20 minutes. That could cause coolant to leak out during that time when it doesn't leak when you're driving or when the engine has been off and cooled down.
Start with the pressure test, then we can discuss what the typical repair would involve.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 AT 5:41 PM