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I recently installed a coolant recovery bottle to my coupe. I added about a quarter of coolant in the bottle and noticed that it was sucked into the radiator a few days later. I did this 3 or 4 times and the coolant keeps on flowing to the radiator.
There is no leak, no white smoke or water in the oil. Engine runs good. I think I have more than 1 gallon of coolant in my system as before. Is this normal ? Has this anything to do with the recovery bottle ?

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If your bottle is small, the expansion of the radiator fluid may be forcing the water out onto the ground; when the car cools, it sucks everything back in. I had that problem, and went to a bigger tank.

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With the engine cool have you checked the fluid level in the radiator?

If it is always at the proper level and you continue to consume fluid then my bet would be on a blown head gasket.

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I managed to rarely see white smoke even though there was a crack in one cylinder letting coolant in to the combustion chamber, I wassurprised at how much the coolant level would go down but there you go.

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Hi Erwin,

What prompted you to put the recovery bottle on?

How's the engine temp?

Have you checked the level of the bottle when the engine is hot (say, after shutting down from an autobahn *G* trip)?

So, you would say your coolant/water ratio is around 50/50, yes?

Get back to us with some more details...

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*LOL*

Autobahns are a German thing, Erwin is (and I am too) Dutch.... Our highways are not really known as the autobahn...we have too low a speedlimit and not enough lanes side by side...

You're close though!!

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hehehe

Yeah, I've been on the ones in Germany.....just haven't been to Holland...hope to on our next Euro trip...

Hopefully, I'll get to check out some of your dragstrips as well *G*

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