Join Date: Aug 2008
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Radiator problem Renault Elddis Eclipse
I wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem to this.
My son in law noticed a leak under the front of the van and checked the radiator expansion bottle for me and it was empty. He filled it up, we could see no water leaking, I drove about 20 miles and checked the radiator level the next afternoon and it was empty, unfortunately I forgot to check it that morning so if it had leaked onto the drive it would have evaporated.
I topped it up with 3 litres of water and took it to my local garage. They had the engine running for most of the afternoon and the water level dropped, but no leaking onto the floor. They say they have checked it for leaks but cannot access to test the pressure inside the bottle. The temperature is the same all over the radiator. They are puzzled and can only suggest that I drive it around some more and keep checking the level in case it was an airlock - could one just appear and then disappear?
I have had the van a year and must admit that I have not regularly checked the water level, but certainly have not found it to be empty before.
I would prefer not to change the radiator if there is no reason to, but would like some peace of mind when travelling.
Does anyone have any suggestions please?