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JACLGLOVER

JACLGLOVER 1/5/2013

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 6 Cyl 3.8L

Preventive Maintenance

HAS TO FILL RADIATOR OFTEN WITH COLANT DONT SEE A LEAK.

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Jimm

Jimm 1/5/2013

Possible leak points include; hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and block.

Make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then pressure test the cooling system and radiator cap - with the engine and system cold. A pressure test will reveal the leaks. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure.
It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating) may be the leak source.




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