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Dipstick reservoir full but engine centre black cap reservoir empty

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Madbike, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Madbike

    Madbike New Member

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    Hello honestly guys and gal's.

    My car Holden comm ve sv6 2007,
    I'm a bit fool I search a lots command words in holden comm here. Don't know which is right one.

    I want to know right one,
    Yesterday I driving there coolant no temptation hot come up yet on dashboard driver....
    smooth running,
    in the morning cold the car not turn on yet
    I check oil is fine (lucky no milky),
    I check power steering good,
    I check brake fluid good,
    I check reservoir dipstick coolant good,

    I check centre engine black cap reservoir coolant is EMPTY
    I was surprised Oh what THE im a bit stressed now, what can i do this one???......

    Thank you for your patience and professional command.
     
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    krusing Well-Known Member

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    Post a photo of the item in question, [not sure what centre black cap is]
    and probably you will get an answer to your cryptic question.
     
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    This one when engine off when cold
    i open black cap coolant empty.
    What should I do.
     

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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    So, to clarify, you got a hot engine temp warning on the dash?
     
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    Nope clear done not say warning...
    Yesterday, I drive about 3hours on hot sunny day
    my car run goods but I'm abit fool.
     
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    most likely you will need a new radiator cap as the coolant is not coming back from the recovery bottle
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    ^^^ that too would be my first suggestion after topping up the coolant.
     
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    Ok i get the genius Holden radiator cap and refill topping up the new coolant.
    Am I correct or wrong?

    Or I have to do
    Example: Have to remove all water coolant out and flash then refill coolant then put new radiator cap.
     
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    VTS5 TechJunkie

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    Replace the cap,get a new revised one.
     

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    It's not rocket science, just put some coolant in where the black cap is.
    No need to do anything else for the moment.
    Check it again in a couple of days.
    It won't take much.
    They do tend to drop a little especially if there is a slight usage of coolant.
    I just checked mine at the black cap this afternoon and it is full and I did 180 k's on the highway on Thursday..
     
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    Thank you professional
    now I know what to do.
    Excellent all of you comments.
     
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    I top up,
    Look fine that's it but
    I will watcth fews days keep clear.
     
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    did you match coolant colour
     
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    Yes of course i was know there colour is
    red coolant as before Iast time.
    I double check no leak notting look okay.
     
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