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trouble shoot 1996 corvette

Old 03-03-2010, 04:23 PM
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Default trouble shoot 1996 corvette

i have a 1996 corvette and recently the low coolant light came on and all my coolant was dumped. i then refilled radiator and reservoir and 2 weeks later dumped it again. anyone have suggestions or experienced this. i have 100,000 miles and never had problems with it.
Old 03-05-2010, 12:40 PM
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Default Coolant Loss

Check your engine oil if the oil color is normal.
If it looks like light chocolate milkshake, it's a sign of a blown head gasket.

If coolant ends up on the road, it's a bad hose, water pump leaking from the shaft's seal, a pin hole in the radiator, coolant reservoir bottle leaking or a defective radiator cap.
A friend of mine worked on a later model GM V8 (I have a C3 Corvette) and found coolant leaking from the seals in the rear coolant transfer tubes in the back of the heads (What a place to put the tube !!! ...he had a bear of time fixing the leak).

Hope this helps.
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