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Cooling system

I pulled into a car parking space yesterday after queuing in traffic for a while as soon as I turned off the engine I noticed steam coming from under the bonnet and water and coolant under the car. I did my shopping to let the engine cool down when I got back I filled with water to find the leak. To my surprise there was no leak and the engine warmed up as normal and I drove 15 mile home. I checked it all over again once I got home the level was fine no drips or anything. Any thoughts?????
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Interesting - when you were filling it with water in the parking lot, how much did you have to pour in - was a lot of coolant missing?
Try simulating the same conditions again, start up the car and let it sit in one spot for a while to see if it starts leaking again... then you will at least (hopefully) see where the leak is (if it appears).
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likely the coolant was overfilled before and the engine spewed out the excess... if the level is still visible in the expansion tank, you're fine btw....
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