Coolant Woes on my GT V6
Feel free to point me to the GTA forum if I'm in the wrong place, but it looked like there was more technical talk happening here.
Ok, so I buy my new V6, first day I use it to go to work and the car's unhappy. It's running cold and, as you'd expect, guzzling petrol. I've got a 147 2.0 TSPARK and it gets up to 90 in about five minutes on a warm day, but in the GT I made it 25 miles down the motorway and it failed to get up to temperature. I got to work and ordered a new thermostat (I haven't fitted it yet).
It did the same thing again yesterday. It was a little better on the way home when it was warmer, but! -
... when I arrived home and parked the car I noticed some white smoke coming out of the bonnet. Then I noticed a neat 'S' shaped line of liquid on the road where I'd just parked. Nothing suspicious under the bonnet (in fact, it was eerily cool), but the car had dropped ALL its coolant on the road. The expansion bottle is empty and the car is standing in a big puddle.
I checked the oil, it's between the min and max on the dipstick and there's no 'mayo' that I can see.
Any thoughts as to why it'd suddenly reject all its coolant...?
Last edited by i-am-iron-man; 01-05-15 at 09:02.