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palmerwmd
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Radiator low on fluid Reply with quote

So I been toying with the idea of doing a radiator flush as I may take the Nissan on a long trip.

The overflow always looked fine but tonite I decided to check the coolant level in the rad itself.
And under the cap there was no coolant that I could see.. Surprised

No biggie I thought I just top it off with distilled water.
But it turns out it took half a gallon! Confused

I never had issues even in traffic jams in this hot summer heat AC blasting..

Just bought the truck 7 months ago never had cause to heck under the rad cap always just looked at the overflow and it seemed fine.

Comments/Thoughts ?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

both of my VQ40 engines in PF and Frontier seem to do that occasionally.

I just drained and filled the PF and replaced the thermostat; looked like a slow leak was occuring around the hose to thermostat.

The Frontier rad was low on coolant last weekend; took about a quart to bring it back to full.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dawg:

thanks for the reply.
It passed a pressure test today.. still I put on new radiator cap just in case..
Wiped the engine bay nice and lean to spot any leaks.
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