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Overheating/coolant leaking issue L67

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by luke.grayham, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:12 PM.

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    G'day, I have an 04 L67 statesman. I've recently had steam and boiling coolant leaking from the left hand side of the radiator near the top hose. Temp gauge fluctuates on freeway to work and overheating happens if I make a detour between freeway and my house (to the supermarket and so on). I have limited funds (literally $0) and about the same mechanical knowledge. What the hell is wrong and how do I fix it?
     
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    You'l need to workout if it's leaking from radiator or top hose and replace as required. The steam maybe just coolant spray onto the exhaust.
     
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    What's the easiest way to check leaks in the radiator?
     
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    Changed the hose, changed coolant. Now the temp starts to rise after a minute of driving and can hear the coolant steaming out under the bonnet. Need to be able to get to work!
     
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    Most automotive shops and even radiator specialists will happily do some diagnostics for you free of charge.

    The most obvious tests are pressure tests and hydrocarbon tests.

    By the sounds of what your describing, it could quite well have hydrocarbons, if it's got hydrocarbons present in the cooling system, it's heads off and headgasket replacement.
     
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    If its not the hose then you have a radiator core leak. You should have coolant stain.
     

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