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Old 08-10-2019, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant Lean and Smell


I have a 2018 4-motion v6.

After 3 trips to my local dealer to address a coolant leak and smell, the cause of which they have failed to find, and which now persists, my coolant expansion tank now looks like this:

I have suspicions that they added some sort of stop leak to the system to mask the problem. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:51 AM
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I just had a coolant leak issue my car broke down on me on a 200 mile road trip... It's at the dealership now I called them and they said that it's normal for it to lose coolant in between services... but it only has 8,000 miles and it hasn't been in for its first service yet, and I don't think cars are supposed to lose fluid .
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