My car is daihatsu mira model 2000 900cc, the car was not used for 3 months, after that I used it for a weak without any problems, after that when I tried to overall check the system, I found the radiator coolant fluid is foamy and not clean so I went to a mechanic and flushed the radiator and filled the car with new coolant, after 3 days the car overheated up and motor engine sound changed as if it is going to stop but run again, it did the sound about 3 times in 10 seconds then the engine went off, I tried to ignite the car but the engine won't start, at this moment I heard the fan noise and noticed the high temp gauge, so I opened the hood to find that the car was completely empty of coolant water inspite of totally filling the car with the coolant 3 days ago, I waited for half an hour, then turned the car on and added the coolant, since that time this process occur every 3 days, and I can't find the leak, I over checked all connections but the problem is not solved, it was running the first week without any problems at all.
so what do u suggest, how can I find the leak if there is, how can I detect if the headgasket is blown?
I checked the car today but no smoke is coming from the rear of the car, but I noticed something with the oil color in comparison to my father's car oil, it is darker and brown in color but not as a chocolate milk shake so?
December, 13, 2007 AT 1:26 PM
It sounds like you did blow a head gasket. The loss of water without any leaks is a great indicator. The oil will appear milky when it mixes with radiator water.
January, 4, 2008 AT 7:55 AM
It was funny, I went to the dealer to check the car and radiator for a leak but he couldnt find it.
What was funny is when we were over and going out from the dealer's garage, dad noticed liquid leaking from front of the car?
Till now no one could found the leak, anyway we changed the radiator and the car is working flawless.
July, 18, 2010 AT 9:50 PM
Hi mustafa, I am having cooling problems on my 94 Daihatsu Mira L201, I am curious, do you know what radiator model you have or had on the car?
I am wondering if my problems are the initial symptoms of your problem.