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|SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG|
hi, i have recently discovered the same problem on my gf's 98 slk230..i found out that hers was also losing coolant at a faster rate. i found that the radiator cap was not holding the pressure from the tank. i switched that out and never had a problem since. let me know if it works!
Cheers for the info. I have double checked that the radiator cap is sitting tightly and correctly...
My main concern is that there are definitely drops of coolant on the under shield tray below the radiator... as i mentioned in the OP, these drops I believe are coming from the overflow pipe (I might be wrong). What I am very concerned about is that I hope it is not the head gasket.
It just seems losing coolant can be attributed to almost anything... unsecure radiator cap, wrong coolant, faulty o2 sensor, head gasket, faulty thermostat... the list just goes on. Evaporation of water through the pipes is the best one I've heard so far!
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