Hi there, my Nissan Navara recently (3 months ago) blew a head gasket. There was a pipe that burst. I had it fixed under warranty and all was well. They skimmed the head and replace the radiator. But about a month ago whilst driving my Navara started to overheat. I decided to stop immediately and I called for Nissan's help. They ran all tests including pressure tests and what else and couldn't find a damn thing. However, the water tank and radiator was empty. They couldn't find a leak. After some anti freeze and water the Navara was good to go. And today I experienced the same thing. I picked it up through my aircon not heating up. Because the latter also happened when my Navara overheated the previous time. I opened my car and guess what? No water in the water tank and no water in the radiator. How is this possible? What is the problem? There is no leaking pipe whatsoever.
Somewhere within the cooling system there is a minute leak which takes some time for the coolant to be depleted from the recovery tank and radiator. Since leak is small, you won't see any dripping onto the ground and the loss occurs over a period of time before overheating is noticed.
A pressure test should be done to locate the source. It could be from the water pump, hose joints, heater core or even radiator.
May, 27, 2015 AT 4:44 AM
I have a similar problem - my Nissan D40 2.5ltr diesel 4x4 is losing a small amount of coolant (about a cup every 200 km) and I can't find out how.
I've had 2 pressure tests carried out and they both showed nothing.
There is no smoke
No over heating
My truck is built and used in Thailand and has no heater fitted as standard.
I'd be most grateful if someone has gone through this experience and found a solution.