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Had an overheating issue last Tuesday found that my coolant was low filled it up and since I started a Job this week and moved 500 miles I am just getting around to finding where the coolant is going. This is all happening shortly after I flushed the cooling system first with the house then two full fills of distilled water then and replaced it. In replacing it of course I asked for my Dad to pick me up some orange Coolant and he was half way through filling it before I realized it was dexcool :notallthere: (He taught me everything I know but obviously I need to start checking after him) I figured since I was pressed for time(needed to get back to my house a 4 hour drive) it would be fine for a couple of thousand miles it has been about 2 weeks since then. Reading up I have seen people on LX forums using Dexcool without any issues. Anyways It is weeping slowly just looking about a half a gallon in a week. When I squeeze the hose right above where the liquid pool(Where the Thermostat is located) it comes out a little faster the edges of where the thermostat is all dry it seems to be on the pump it self I have attached an image here so you can get an Idea of where it is. This is the water pump and is probably the gasket correct just figured I would run it past your guys eyes as well to give me some confirmation. Thank you all!
 

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Try tighten down your radiator hose bolts that connects to the thermostat the two bolts might be loose.


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That's the first thing I did, unfortunately, it has not fixed the problem. I think the leakage is coming from inside of the puddle that is in the picture.
 

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The t-stat housing (water neck) on the upper hose uses the rubber seal around the t-stat to seal that.

Its possible the steel water neck has corroded (looks like yours has some years and miles on it).

might not be a bad idea to remove the water neck and examine it. If its pitted or rusted, might be time to replace (and t-stat since you have it open).

its a matter of eliminating what it causing it. The water pump is down lower so I don't think you'll see coolant that high up.
 

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The t-stat housing (water neck) on the upper hose uses the rubber seal around the t-stat to seal that.

Its possible the steel water neck has corroded (looks like yours has some years and miles on it).

might not be a bad idea to remove the water neck and examine it. If its pitted or rusted, might be time to replace (and t-stat since you have it open).

its a matter of eliminating what it causing it. The water pump is down lower so I don't think you'll see coolant that high up.
Okay Thank you I was under the impression that that was the top of the water pump so I figured the gasket was going. I will take a look at the hose tonight as well.
 

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Forgot to mention It has 113k Miles On it and one of the previous owners had it repo'd so I am sure the maintenance was not kept up as well as it should have been.
 

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Also Does anyone know if the Dexcool is causing the issue should I drain it if I do have to change the water pump over to Zerex?
 
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