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Old 12-11-2004, 08:25 PM
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Question check coolant level light came on... coolant everywhere!?!

It looks like something blew up in my engine, there's coolant everywhere! I think "check coolant!" light/warning is deffinitly a understatement. What do you guys think happened? It can't be low coolant level. Any ideas?
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:43 PM
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I blew a coolant hose last summer. Had a lake under my car.
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The most likely culprit would be the coolant tank. An easy fix.
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Re: check coolant level light came on... coolant everywhere!?!

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It looks like something blew up in my engine, there's coolant everywhere! I think "check coolant!" light/warning is deffinitly a understatement. What do you guys think happened? It can't be low coolant level. Any ideas?
if there's coolant everywhere then it's probably low. the check light is working
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It looks like its the coolant hose. I looked at it this morning and there is a huge tear in the hose. Basically can't drive it.
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Re: Re: check coolant level light came on... coolant everywhere!?!

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if there's coolant everywhere then it's probably low. the check light is working

That's a very good call, Mr. Obvious!
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The ripped hose is to your cooling system, or it could be to your turbos. A 996 has coolant lines going to the turbos, so unless you wanna overheat your turbo dont even drive it.
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Yeah, definately sounds like a hose as it sprayed everywhere under pressure. A tank leak would usually just leak, not spray up the way a hose would.
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...A 996 has coolant lines going to the turbos...Dan
Really? <- Facetious comment
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Sorry gang, the turbos DO NOT have coolant running to them.
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I thought the coolant is oil?
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Use to be the only form of cooling in the older cars. Now oil serves not only as a lubricant but also a hydraulic coupling fluid as well as cooling. That and the actual coolant.Various parts are water cooled and various are not. The low end has no coolant running through it yet eh cylinder assembly and heads do. The turbos don't, like the case only oil passes through there.
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Mine did the same thing last year. Shot coolant all out the back (mine is not a turbo). While it was an 'easy-fix' for the dealer, I still had to have it towed via flat-bed, for $150, and repaired out of warranty for another $750. They replaced the plastic coolant reservior. It took about 24 hours from the time they received the vehicle.

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