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Re: MGA coolant loss after driving........

Subject: Re: MGA coolant loss after driving........
From: "James H. Nazarian, Ph.D." <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:57:50 -0400 wrote:

> I just noticed over the weekend that every time I get home and park the MGA
> after a little driving that after 3 or 4 minutes i have a small leak of
> coolant on the driveway. I just had a rebuilt engine installed and a new
> radiator as well. I believe the leakage may be coming from the overflow valve
> on the radiator. This only seems to leak after the car has been shut off for
> a few minutes. I don't notice it when its running (I checked for drips when
> its idling). Its not a big loss of coolant but its a small puddle. Any ideas
> on this one guys? I have a 4 LB PSI radiator cap installed. Should I go for
> the 7 LB one to curb this problem? Do you suppose its just releasing pressure
> after the engine is shut off ? I am a little dumbfounded on this
> one..............
>                             Thanks........Bill

I installed a coolant overflow bottle in my MGA's and MGB's because I was
bothered by those driveway antifreeze dribbles. It is normal but not desirable.
Now it doesn't happen any more.

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