2001 Honda Civic coolant drying out

Tiny
ALING OSANG
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  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,300 MILES
We've been putting cooland in the radiator, but it seems to be drying out within a week. There are no leaks. So what could be the problem. One time we drove 60 miles and the car was thermometer gauge was almost all the way to the H.
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 2:56 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Aling Osang,

When coolant in the radiator is depleting together with the recovery tank, there must be a leak in the system. Some leaks are minimal and would not be easy to detect. Get a pressure test done to locate the source.

If the recovery tank is not drying out but instead overflowing, either the radiator cap is bad or the head gasket has failed.
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 12:56 PM

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