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Old 01-16-2011, 11:33 AM
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if i drive it every day i will have to add about 1/4 gallon coolant every 2 weeks and if it just site around maybe every 5-6 weeks and i cant find any leaks
check around the heater core, that amount of fluid could be leaking out there and seeping into upholstry...

Or only leaking out as vapor under pressure etc. etc.

Best thing to do is take pictures, preferrably a video of what you are seeing. That helps us speculate, but that's still all any of us can do. It seems to me, no offense, that you're sort of convinced that your losing coolant out the exhaust.

Coolant has to be going somewhere, it can be anything from a very minor leak in the head (stilll not your water in exhaust though) to a pinhole in your radiator or a hose. The list goes on and on. It can't be losing fluid but not going anywhere...

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If it was burning coolant, you would see and smell it in the exhaust. (At least you surely wood if you're using a 50/50 glycol / water mix as we do here in Canada.

Thinking about it... TN (and all of S.E. US) has been in the news for having unusually cold weather and precipitation this winter.

The damper and colder it is, the more visible and steamy the exhaust.
Headers / Dual exhaust gives you a whole lot of pipe area to acccumulate moisture. You should also notice that the appearance of steam and droplets of water should diminish somewhat after you get the exhaust system warmed up and dried out. That isn't going to happen idling around town. Perhaps a 1/2 hour drive on the highway might dry it out?

Here's another thought. Put a large sheet of cardboard under the engine bay. and inspect the drippings if any. If you see green (assuming old-syle glycol antifreeze) it will give you a fairly good indication of where to look for the leak.
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...If it's clear, you're not losing coolant and it's not giving you white smoke (buringin coolant) chances are it's condensation or simply the water left over from combustion you're seeing.

Take your car on a long trip, highway, do 100 miles, then drive it every day at least 45 minutes and see where you're at.
Yup, maybe not 100 but get her good and warm!
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if i drive it every day i will have to add about 1/4 gallon coolant every 2 weeks and if it just site around maybe every 5-6 weeks and i cant find any leaks
Maybe it's going out the over flow onto the hwy while your driving and not collecting anywhere that you can see. Try this, stop filling the radiator and see if it just drops down to about 2-3 inches below the fill neck and stay's there. A common mistake is over filling a radiator to the top.When it gets warm, it forces it out due to expansion. Unless you have a really good closed system that expands into the reservoir and sucks it back when the engine cools down after shut down, the coolant level will never stay at the top of the radiator. Also, check your radiator cap and make sure it's 15-16 lb. rated, and the seal is in good shape.
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ok the car does not smoke at all no matter how long i drive still puts out alot of water no leaks from any where the over flow which is a tank not straight out on the ground and i like to run it half full and you guys keep saying becouse it winter it year round 3-5 feet of water spray summer or winter i buy 100% green coolant and add water to the coolant i have a 190 thermostat new radiator cap still no leaks from any where
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