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Old 11-26-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
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How Long Will it Take??

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I overheated my 04 Sahara in September. The water pump was damaged so i had it replaced. I had the motor pressure tested to make sure no damage was caused to the engine and the test came out well.

Here's the question: How long will it take the water level to stabilize?

Ive had to top it up twice now (+- 500ml each time) since the repairs and unless its still filling up the airholes in the heater/pipes and with no water leaks, im woried that there is only one place for the water to go. (being consumed by the engine)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-26-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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I would think a couple drive cycles should do it. Turn the heater to hot. Make sure the cap is good. You can squeeze the upper hose when its running and you should feel pressure in the system. A leak down test would tell you if there is a head/head gasket problem.

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Old 11-27-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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if its leaking into the engine then you will more than probably have white smoke out of the tail pipe
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Should only be a few run cycles. Do you have coolant in your oil?
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check your dipstick for the oil, if it comes out looking like a milky substance then its in the engine. Other wise I agree a few cycles and keep heater on HOT and it should be good to go.
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