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Old 10-08-2010, 09:21 PM
sritter sritter is offline
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Alright guys, I went out this morning (vacation day) and decided I'd go get a radiator cap, $5 worth a try, checked the level and it hadn't dropped. Drove to get the cap and returned (30 mile round trip, I live in a rural area) and no drop. Drove it a few times today and still no drop. After it warms up it is going about 3/4" above the full line, when cold back to the full line.

I have no theory other than the dealer, after replacing the water pump, didn't put enough coolant in to fill the system, if that is even possible.

The only other thing I did before replacing the cap, and looking for leaks, was take it off twice checking the radiator level so I suppose I could have reseated it before replacing.

Odd. I'll keep my eye on it.
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