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Coolant issue.

Coolant level is low, not even registering on bottle. Oil looks fine, no evidence of coolant there. No odd smoke or fluid from exhaust pipe. Scan Gauge2 shows engine temp at 188 at idle. Did notice coolant pissing under pressure from what appears to be a pin hole on the underside of coolant res/degas bottle. Do I just need to replace the bottle and problem solved.
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Maybe, maybe not. There's no way to tell with the info given.
You do need to fix problems as you notice them to see if there are other issues.

Just like I can't fix an AC unit if no 120V is getting to it.



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I would definitely start w/ replacing the degas bottle. If there's a pinhole, seems like an obvious solution to the low coolant level. After you replace the bottle, keep an eye on temps to see if they're in the norm range.

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Okay, got the new degas bottle in the mail today. Getting ready to replace the old one. Pulled the old one and at the bottom by the large hose I found a crack. This is where the coolant was pissing from. What would cause it to crack like that? Too much pressure would have just puked out at the cap right?
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May have been yanked on in the past. Install the new one and don't panic. A crack there probably means nothing. When engine is overheating and over pressurizing they crack at the seams. Just keep a eye on it for a while make sure you are good on temps and coolant is not going away.


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Okay, the new bottle is installed but now I have a pretty good leak at the top rear of the radiator where the metal and plastic meet. And coolant in degas bottle changed from yellow to amber fairly quick. Fearing the worst now.
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Temps., both coolant and oil stayed below 200 and within 8-10 degrees of each other. This was just at idle in my driveway.
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Temps., both coolant and oil stayed below 200 and within 8-10 degrees of each other. This was just at idle in my driveway.
Idle means nothing. Take it for a drive, cruising around 65mph till temps steady and even out.



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Take it for a drive? Did ya see me previous post? After changing the degas bottle its now leaking along the top of the radiator. And the coolant in the degas bottle changed from yellow to amber. Doesn't sound like I should take it for a drive at 65mph does it?
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Well just saying your temp readings at idle are invalid, because they are idle.



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