Had radiator replace. No leaks, but having to add coolant everyday. 6-8oz. Each day. Little mileage.

Tiny
BUSTEROSE2
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  • 1992 FORD PROBE
  • 79,200 MILES
Not overheating, but engine fan is not turning. Except on heat. New radiator is needing coolant. No leakage found on engine or ground. What's my problem? Also, Had lifter ticks. Had oil changed, even though I was full on oil. No more ticking. Also had engine flushed same time as rad. Changed.
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Monday, July 8th, 2013 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
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You could have a warped head. What size engine do you have?

Also, check your oil dipstick. If there is a rainbow color to it, you have either a warped head or a head gasket leak. You said your valves were clicking, this can be cause by the engine overheating. Check the oil and let me know.

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Monday, July 8th, 2013 AT 5:02 PM
Tiny
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My Probe is a 4 cyl. Mazda engine. The oil looks fine. Light amber after oil change. Tick seems gone. Still putting coolant in new radiator. No visible leaks at under carriage or on ground. Told it could be a blown head gasket? My engine fan is not working, yet car doesn't seem to run hot now. Electrical? All the fuses are fine.
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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Yeah it sounds like a head gasket problem. Check to see if there is power to the fan. You can run a jumper to the fan and see if it turns on from the battery.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 AT 12:40 AM
Tiny
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If you have a stable level of clear OIL on the pan for a good while, If it's a headgasket problem that means the coolant found it's way to the combustion area, which means the compression / power strokes keeps pressurizing the engine cooling circuit, how hoses feel like after a while of driving? Hard due to an excessive pressure tells you that you have head problem either warped or HG is blown, if this is not the case, it could be the leak is behind your engine (freeze plugs), there's a chance the leaking coolant is being evaporated by the exhaust pipe.

Try to top up the coolant level and pressurize for a few minutes your cooling system when engine is cold and turned off and watch for leaks underneath your car.

Bad caps can also fail but not leaking from exterior, at rare cases, they can fail the way they let overflow coolant travel to the overflow but not from the overflow to the cooling system (one way), to check for this, Darin completely the overflow tank, top up your cooling system, don't add coolant for 2 days, that's safe however remember to keep an eye to the temp gauge. 3rd day drain the coolant found on the overflow tank and add it to the system through the radiator cap, if doing so and had the system topped up again (it might be there a small loss of coolant, don't worry about)
so you need a new OEM quality radiator cap.

Hope this helps.
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Friday, September 13th, 2013 AT 10:01 AM

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