Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

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jrt
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Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

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Not trying to muddy the water (so to speak), so the leak that was noticed at the campsite was fuel and not water and you don’t have a coolant leak?
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Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

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I don't want to be the bringer of bad news but this sounds similar to the issues I had with my 1.9td aaz.
System pressurising over a period of 12mths or more, perhaps stupidly did trips to France, Scotland and other places with the problem.
It started with the coolant level staying above the max line in the tank behind flap and eventually on last trip had to stop at every service station between Carlisle and crewe to siphon water from one tank to the other and bleed the radiator.
Weirdest thing was that nothing indicated the engine was overheating ie fan never came on, temp gauge needle hardly moved from half way and red light never came on.
Ended up being a split in the cylinder head.
Fitted a new head and gasket and the turbo blew on the test drive!!
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Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

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It will be head gasket or head leak. If the cooling system is doing weird/ inconsistent things.
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