Re: [DML] Re: Coolant Coming Out
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Re: [DML] Re: Coolant Coming Out



I'm going to get a new cap on it, it can't hurt.  I'll check the level in the morning, I think I was overfilling it.  Thanks very much for the help.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Toby Peterson<mailto:tobyp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 12:25 AM
  Subject: [DML] Re: Coolant Coming Out


  Tux - The cooling system capacity is 2.9 gallons (from dry to 
  full).  The level in the coolant fill tank should be about 2 inches 
  below the top, to allow for thermal expansion of the coolant.  If 
  you fill the coolant fill tank to the top, it will expel as much as 
  it needs to to get back to a point where it has room to expand. Of 
  course, you may want to consider replacing the cap if it is 
  releasing pressure early.  It should hold 15 PSI pressure.  If it is 
  old or weak, that can lead to coolant loss from the overflow.  
  Assuming you have no air in the system (using a self-bleeder or 
  having a properly bled system), a good cap, and no active leaks or 
  sources of coolant loss other than out of the overflow tube, you 
  need to just relax, let it find its level, and leave it alone.

  Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
  DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC
  www.delorean-parts.com<http://www.delorean-parts.com/>  


  --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@m<mailto:tuxdarby@m>...> wrote:
  >
  > Update:  I've been putting in coolant for the last several 
  mornings.  
  > When I stop the car some of the coolant comes out of the hose that 
  > connects to where the coolant cap is.  Not alot, but some.  I'm 
  > assuming it's coming out when I'm driving, but I don't know that.  
  > Other than the fact I keep putting more in.  Any ideas what would 
  > cause that?  Thanks very much for the advice.










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