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Old 10th December 2018, 09:51 AM
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Finally been for a short drive today, enough to warm up thoroughly then drive back home a few miles.
All seems well and on popping the bonnet on return coolant levels were fine, risen a bit due to heat expansion.
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I'll check again when the engine has cooled; I wasn't brave enough (this time) to loosen the coolant cap to see if it was holding pressure.
Just checked this morning and cold levels are back to where I topped up to. No signs anywhere of leaks.
Dare I risk a 200-mile round trip on Thursday...….
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Old 10th December 2018, 10:05 AM
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Mine had a leak like that for a couple of years at one time. It would seemingly lose coolant randomly, or whenever I wasn't watching it. When I remembered to check it, it never seemed to go down. Then I'd forget to check it for a week or two, only to find that expansion tank was down below minimum again. I drove it for thousands of miles like that, with a small (concentrated) bottle of coolant inside the spare wheel for emergency top-ups.

In my case it turned out to be the radiator. When it went in for a major service the garage spotted a small hole in it that was slowly weeping coolant. They fitted a new radiator and I've had no loss of coolant since.
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