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V6 coolant loss

I have noticed recently that I am losing coolant but there are no signs of a leak anywhere under the bonnet. I have fitted a new radiator and water pump, but it is still losing coolant.

On Wednesday I drove from Nottingham to Winchester and back, about 360 miles and the car used a whole header tank of coolant, still no signs of a leak. However, when you get out of the car, you can smell antifreeze, so it must be getting out somewhere.

I am dreading it being a head gasket, having just spent 3500 on timing chains. Anybody had a similar problem?
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I had similar. A simple case of a hose clip not tight enough. You should be able to see the tell tale red dye from the paraflu.
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After my engine came out to replace the rear main oil seal (cheap part, massive job, under warranty), it lost coolant. Turned out the hose clips needed nipping up. All good now
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