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If you're losing coolant and the mechanic can't find the source, you need to find another mechanic that will properly diagnose the issue and offer a solution instead of a bandaid that will make the symptoms go away for a little while. Cooling systems are under quite a bit of pressure and will push out any seal that a stopleak product will create. Diesel ...
Cooling system additives such as stop leaks should only be used as an emergency measure if at all. If you picture the position of the heater radiator, you will realise that they are always higher or indeed lower then the main body of the engine. This usually means you will get a mass of the stop leak blocking the heater radiator. Volkswagens have a mapped ...
As long as you follow the steps exactly and don't rush it. If you don't follow them exactly, you may clog up your cooling system. I had a leak recently and it turned out to be a cracked coolant reservoir. I patched it and also found a hose clamp that was not tightened properly.
The question mentions having 'belts' changed. If the problem was not there before the belts were changed, and the problem involves overheating, then it is very likely that one of the belts changed was the cam belt. If the engine was not timed properly with a new cambelt fitted this would cause your problem.
Because of the antifreeze smell, I suspect a leak in your cooling system. Get yourself a radiator pressure tester. ($70 from Amazon or $80 from Harbor Freight or even make your own). Pressurize your radiator and see a) if you are losing pressure, and b) where the coolant/air is escaping when you pressurize the system. Another possibility is that your ...
If there is liquid under the car it could very well be a bad water pump. If the water pump isn't working, coolant won't be sent. Be sure to check for leaks around the water pump. Also look around all the radiator hoses, if a clamp cut through the hose or its loose you could be loosing necessary pressure.
This is exactly what will happen if there is air trapped in the cooling system (especially the heater core). There are other possible causes, but this is common after a poorly done coolant change. If you had a shop change the coolant, they should have purged ("burped" I guess) the air from the system before returning it to you. (It sounds like you already ...
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