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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2017, 21:27 Thread Starter
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Unhappy HGF again?

had the gasket changed along with the belts + pump ect just after Christmas.
but its been using a small amount of water, topped it up about a month or so ago and noticed today its down to the min mark

no mayo under the cap but the oil looks very dark?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2017, 21:29
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Hehe...oil will always look dark if a few months old, its when it looks like coffee you have to worry....could be you had some trapped air in system which has worked its way out, I wouldn't worry that much, just top up and keep a check
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just so use to my F the water hasn't moved since iv owned it
this zr is just bad

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Do you see any white smoke from the exhaust?
In that case I may guess an IMG failing.

EDIT: Not that bad @super_cds! They are brilliant with a bit of TLC.
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They can take time to settle down after a refill. How much coolant is it actually using? If you can't spot a leak and it's a manageable amount, say an inch every month, I'd carry on monitoring for a while. A new coolant cap is an obvious place to start if it doesn't seem to be holding its pressure well.
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its used the amout between max to min marks

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