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Dec 28, 2016, 5:20 AM

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I have a 2001 Honda CRV with 98000 kms on it and recently the expansion tank has been consistently low or empty, even after refilling it, however the engine doesn't overheat at all.

I checked the radiator and I could feel coolant (it felt oily) on the underside of the radiator and there were whitish deposits around the radiator. Therefore I suspect the radiator is the cause of the coolant loss.

So what do you guys suggest me to do; replace the radiator or...?

Pictures of leaks:
(Taken from the top and bottom)

Your help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

P.s Upper/Lower hoses, pressure cap, AT cooling lines, expansion tank have also been checked. They seem to be in good condition.

(This post was edited by xsploit on Dec 28, 2016, 6:30 PM)

Hammer Time
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Dec 28, 2016, 7:16 AM

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I didn't have to look past the first picture. The radiator tank is cracked. You need a new radiator. There are no decisions here.

It also looks like you have been adding water instead of coolant and that will prove to be a fatal error for your cooling system.


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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Dec 28, 2016, 7:17 AM)

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