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Old 08-13-2014, 10:55 PM
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Took the bird out for its first drive after 5 years and noticed after driving it less than 1 mile that I had antifreeze leaking out of the overflow tank expansion tank overflow tube under the car. Could it be a stuck thermostat? Any ideas? I couldn't tell you what the temp was at because i don't believe the gauge works at this time.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:03 PM
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Are you sure it wasn't overfilled. It should be only be filled to the bottom of the tank, not to the top.

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Just took a look and found the antifreeze to the top of the expansion tank. The tank still felt pretty got even after sitting for 3 hours. It probably doesn't help that the antifreeze looked brown. I guess I should probably Change the antifreeze
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Brown antifreeze is not a good sign. I hope you don't have a head gasket leak. Check your oil dipstick and make sure you don't have any water bubbles or it doesn't look milky.

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Flush it all out, remove the radiator & have it professionally flushed out (chemicals), then go back with new coolant & 50% distilled water, as well as new 180 degree thermostat.

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Just took a look and found the antifreeze to the top of the expansion tank. The tank still felt pretty got even after sitting for 3 hours. It probably doesn't help that the antifreeze looked brown. I guess I should probably Change the antifreeze
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Overflow tank was filled to the top. I sucked out most of the antifreeze out of the overflow and the car has not done it since. Car has been in the garage though so i have not run it for a long period of time.
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Did you change the 'brown' antifreeze?
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