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Old 08-07-2006, 05:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My mother has a '51' reg jimny with approx 35000 miles on the clock, it is used very lightly with mostly local stop start driving.
The only problem with it is that it uses approx 2 litres of coolant a week, it runs fine, has no coolant in oil or vice versa and both the the temp gauge and heater operate as per normal with the temp gauge staying within the normal range even when very hot weather.
I can't see any obvious leaks and there doesn't seem to be any obvious staining anywhere in the engine bay.
Any help would be very helpful.
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sometimes the tube that runs along the side of the engine (in between the hoses from lower radiator) develops a pin-hole leak which under pressure leaks and will run along various paths on engine etc, so it is hard to detect because of evaporation. Hope that helps.
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Many thanks, i will investigate .
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Use a pressure tester to check that - or it would be cheap for a local garage to check using one if you haven't got one. Otherwise it could be the head-gasket, especially if its 2 litres a week. Thats a lot.

Do you appear to be getting steam out the exhaust? Cos it could be going straight into a cylinder and get burnt, which is why you don't always get oil contamination.
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Use a pressure tester to check that - or it would be cheap for a local garage to check using one if you haven't got one. Otherwise it could be the head-gasket, especially if its 2 litres a week. Thats a lot.

Do you appear to be getting steam out the exhaust? Cos it could be going straight into a cylinder and get burnt, which is why you don't always get oil contamination.
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Stranger.... He never happened with my Jimny.... Mine it is year 2001 and it is with 65200km or 40750 miles.
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Stranger.... He never happened with my Jimny.... Mine it is year 2001 and it is with 65200km or 40750 miles.
if there is alot of smoke when you warm up the car in the morning and i mean alot that means that your heads are gone cos my Sierra done the same thing alot of smoke was blowing out then i found out my haeds blue and my engine seized
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if there is alot of smoke when you warm up the car in the morning and i mean alot that means that your heads are gone cos my Sierra done the same thing alot of smoke was blowing out then i found out my haeds blue and my engine seized
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Stranger...... So can be the catalyser that must be with problem?
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