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Low Engine Coolant

Just made a 800 mile trip with no load. Before the trip, my coolant was low, so I filled it up. Just got back and the resivoir is low. I have no smoke and dont smell anything. There are no puddles or leaks, that I noticed. Has this happened to anyone? I am lost.

I have to make another trip, about 1000 miles in a couple weeks with a nice load and don't want any problems.
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I'm not sure buddy. But my bottle is always almost empty. No matter if I fill it up the day before, just driving around town the thing will be empty the next morning. No leaks, no smell of coolant, just gone.

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I can't figure it out. I haven't had any problems with overheating but I don't want any either.
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Someone posted a response to a similar problem maybe a month ago. I want to say it was a leak somewhere around the upper rear of the engine... Hopefully they will come on and give ya something to look for.... Here's a Bump for ya anyway...

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I have had some missing coolant as well. I talked with the dealer. They state I should bring it in to get the egr cooler checked out
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I filled it back up and now no problems. It has a mind of its own. I am just going to watch
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mine is always low too. the other night i pulled into a parking spot and killed it right away. went in had dinner and when i came back the was a wet spot about 5" in dia. right on the ground at the ned of my tail pipe. now i am thinking head gaskets?

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needed 2 injectors, y pipe, lower rad hose, egr valve.

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mine is always low too. the other night i pulled into a parking spot and killed it right away. went in had dinner and when i came back the was a wet spot about 5" in dia. right on the ground at the ned of my tail pipe. now i am thinking head gaskets?
could be egr cooler too

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they replaced the egr cooler 6,000 miles ago...i wrote it in my sig wrong it was the valve it was valve and cooler

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100% stock for now.

clean oasis report. not a single item till now.

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needed 2 injectors, y pipe, lower rad hose, egr valve.

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mine is always low too. the other night i pulled into a parking spot and killed it right away. went in had dinner and when i came back the was a wet spot about 5" in dia. right on the ground at the ned of my tail pipe. now i am thinking head gaskets?
I have heard that this can be an early sign of head gaskets.
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