I have a 1998 Nissan Sentra with 78,000 miles. A few months ago I
noticed that my coolant reservoir was empty and I filled it up. Three
weeks later it was back to empty. Previous owner told me the car had
overheated on them a few months back. I went to my mechanic who told
me that my radiator cap was broken. Of course three weeks later I
found out it wasnt since I was still losing coolant. There are no
signs of external leaking and this time my mechanic told me it was an
internal leak and that the coolant is leaking but is being burned off.
Also he mentioned that it would not be worth it to fix so I should just
fill up the reservoir every few weeks. I bought Stop Leak powder and
put half into my radiator without any success. A few weeks after I did
that, I noticed that my coolant reservoir became very dirty and
contained some oil and I was still losing coolant. Should I put the
other half of the Stop Leak into the radiator? Will I be fine
continually refilling my coolant reservoir with coolant? What will
happen if I continue this pattern?
have the same problem?
Monday, January 22nd, 2007 AT 8:48 AM