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    Hi all, sorry but another question, I seem to have to top up my water/coolant quite often and wondered if there could be a problem causing this. the car runs fine but I'm just a little concerned.

    All the best.... Shootlow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootlow
    Hi all, sorry but another question, I seem to have to top up my water/coolant quite often and wondered if there could be a problem causing this. the car runs fine but I'm just a little concerned.

    All the best.... Shootlow
    OK - I give up - what make, model and year is the car?

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    you got all the info you need

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    Then you could give us your opinion on the problem, ssmeikle.

    How often, lowie, and how much top up do you add?

    How is the overflow tank attatched.

    What is the condition of your radiator cap?

    And, please, no apologies for asking questions, that's what the forum is for, to help fellow pug owners,.............. it is a pug............isn't it?.........great, what model, cool, what year is it? excellent!

    Sorry to ask so many questions.

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    relax, just kidding around. can' begin to answer unless you know more details. one more question, is the car overheating?

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    if there are no obvious signs of leakage then I'd suspect the radiator cap is getting tired.
    my 405 has always used up a bit of coolant. over 10,000k (between services) it would probably use up 250 ml. Not much, and has always done it.
    When I had to replace the cap about three years ago, it would often dump a bit just after parking it.

    I would assume radiator caps are like thermostats and should be changed every 4 years


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    Ah sorry my mistake, the car is a 1997 306 td.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootlow
    Hi all, sorry but another question, I seem to have to top up my water/coolant quite often and wondered if there could be a problem causing this. the car runs fine but I'm just a little concerned.

    All the best.... Shootlow
    i have to top my 205 gti up every 5-6 weeks or so.
    ive a small leak on the bottom of rad.its where they are spot welded.
    no big concern unless you overheat.
    also take care on long runs and check it evey time you stop.
    overheating can cause BIG problems .especially if you cook it.-BAZZ

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