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1986 300E uses water

My 1986 300E is using water and needs to be topped up every day . I can't see any leaks. Can it be a cylinder head/gasket leak or something?
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if you are going through coolant that fast it has to be a major leak. a bad headgasket is a suspect.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 04:29 PM
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I would take and have it pressure tested as this will determine leaks and the whereabouts. You probably should swing over to the 124 section also as there are many members there with like vehicles and can help you even more.
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