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Date:         Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:20:02 -0800
Reply-To:     Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Coolant light 2.1L WBX
Comments: To: John Rodgers <jrodgers113@GMAIL.COM>
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Several possibilities. Most likely: Rear heater core, rubber head gaskets, plastic coolant tubes, front heater core, radiator, water pump. Pressurize the system to 15 psi and look for leaks overnight. Make your own pump with a tire valve stem like this one: You'll be amazed at what you find.


-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of John Rodgers Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:49 PM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Coolant light 2.1L WBX

Driving down the road, all needles where they should be, red coolant light comes on. Stop the car, check the fill/overflow tank. It's up to the top mark. Next , empty the baggage area, raise the engine hatch lid. Removed the expansion tank top, found coolant to be below the sensing prongs on the sensor, thus the flashing red light. Topped off the tank to get home. No more red light. It was dark, so must wait to tomorrow when it cools off to see where the coolant went. But I could see there were no coolant leaks. So the question is - where did the coolant go.



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