Losing water

2002 Fiat Stilo Problem

The Problem

Avatar scott3477
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile
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IVE NOTICED THAT IM LOSING WATER.I ONLY DO 30 MILES A WEEK ON AVERAGE IN THE CAR BUT NEED TO FILL UP EVERY 10 DAYS OR SO.CHECKED THE OIL AND CANT SEE NO CONTAMINATION ANY IDEAS?


Car Fiat Stilo
Variant 1.6 active
Model Year 2002
Category Engine & Drivetrain
All Fiat Stilo Problems

Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,040 | Profile

If you can't see where you are losing water from , a pressure test will show any external leaks and a sniff test ( block test ) will tell you if head gasket leaking .It all depends where head gasket leaks whether you get oil / water mixing or not .If cooling system not pressurising , could be something minor .

Solution

Avatar andrew slevin
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 164 | Profile

could be something simple like a radiator leak. check around area for a leak and pipes to radiator. if radiator is leaking get a bottle of rad weld or something that will seal leak.

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Question

Avatar scott3477
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile

ive checked it again this morning,i havent lost any water but have noticed the expansion bottle is really hot after a 2 mile drive,could this tell you anything further ?

Solution

Avatar andrew slevin
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 164 | Profile

hi maybe a coolant temperature sencer fault. have you checked radiator for leaks??

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