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    Coolant question,

    IVE RECENTLY GOT MYSELF A 2001 1.7DTI ASTRAVAN,

    PROBLEMS STRAIGHT AWAY(LOSING COOLANT)
    (OIL IN COOLANT TANK,ON TOP)

    IVE RECENTLY HAD THE CORE PLUG REPLACED,THE WATER PUMP REPLACED AND A NEW RADIATOR,THIS WAS ABOUT 4-5 WEEKS AGO,


    MY COOLANT WAS LOOKING LOW YESTERDAY SO I TOPPED IT UP (2L),I CHECKED IT TODAY(ENGINE STILL WARM)WHEN I GOT HOME AND THE HEADER TANK IS EMPTY,WHEN I OPENED THE CAP IT STILL HAD AN AIRTIGHT SEAL(LIKE A BOTTLE OF POP),

    THERE ARE NO LEAKS UNDERNEATH THE CAR(DRIVEWAY),JUST GAVE ALL PIPES A QUICK CHECK AND NOTHING, ANY IDEA'S???

    ITS MY FIRST CAR/VAN,IM NEW 2 ALL THIS AND WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP

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    Seems to be a common fault with the oil cooler leaking. Popular opinion is that unless its a high performance application or operating in a hot climate, the oil cooler does very little and is easily bypassed.

    Has the oil level gone up as a result of the coolant level going down?

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