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Old 05-15-2000, 02:41 PM
Stan Alleyne
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I have an 87 2.3 16. When I park the car after driving for 15 minutes or more, the the coolant overflow tube discharges fluid. it's not a full on pressure release, just a slow trickle, lets out a lot of fluid. I have to put in coolant every few days. I have replaced the thermostat and the fan belt.

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Old 05-15-2000, 05:54 PM
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I'll pressure test your radiator cap,if cap can't hold pressure coolant will force out by coolant system pressure,replace it.

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Old 05-15-2000, 06:28 PM
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Is the engine overheating? If so, then the new t-stat is defective or the radiator is partially occluded. Another possibility is the water pump, but I'd eliminate the first two options before suspecting the pump.

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Old 05-16-2000, 08:30 AM
Stan Alleyne
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Originally posted by MB STARS:
I'll pressure test your radiator cap,if cap can't hold pressure coolant will force out by coolant system pressure,replace it.

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