[DML] Re: Coolant Level - Winter Seepage
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[DML] Re: Coolant Level - Winter Seepage

Tom, some coolant drips are normal during the winter months.  The 
temperature change affects the materials.  I got a few drips when I 
first bought my car, so I tightened up the fittings and haven't had 
any issues since.  Be careful if you elect to do that, if you over-
tighten the clamps you could crush the coolant pipes.

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--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Tom Watkins <outatime81@...> wrote:
> If you have a stainless steel bottle like I do, how do you know the 
best level for coolant?  Do I check it when its cold?  Where should 
it be?
>   Also, for refilling, is it ok to use the Prestone 50/50 pre-
diluted mix?  I think there is another knock off brand as well.
>   Also, is it unusual for a car stored for the winter in VERY cold 
temps to have some coolant leakage.  During the spring, summer and 
fall I have no leaks at all.  It's only when the car is stored do I 
see a signs of seepage.  I start the car every few weeks and let it 
run for an hour or so.  I get the tiny quarter sized puddles during 
this time.   I think it may be the exteme cold shrinks the rubber and 
there is not as tight a seal but when milder temps come it re-seals 
as it expands.  Does that sound plausible???
>   Thanks
>   Tom Watkins
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