It is actually very simple to find out. Find a rad shop or any shop that doesn free quotes. They will take a sample of your coolant and check for hydrocarbons. If there are any in the coolant then it means you have a leak. Some places may even do a pressure test but I am not sure.Originally posted by Lazarus@Jan 10 2004, 07:16 PM
I am not exactly in the position to do the compression check nor do i think i could afford it...seems like that sort of thing adds up real fast...and im not big on doing maintenance on the rest of the cooling system since i know im gonna replace the rad, and hoses in the relatively near future...can i buy something that would allow me to do my own cylinder pressure check? I have literature describing what the correct compression should be and i have a description of how to do the check, just not the tools...what would i ask for and what would it cost?