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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Coolant Problem

Had a strange situation on the weekend. Driving along suddenly large burst of steam. Stopped and found coolant reserve overflow hose gushing fluid. Stopped and let it cool and then came back later and found reserve totally empty and radiator half empty. Had not checked it in months, but the coolant levels were fine in the spring. Any ideas?

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is your fan working okay?
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Could be as Trailcutter said fan not working (so it boiled), or another issue some Vikings have is sand going up into the weep line on the water pump causing the mechanical seal to start losing coolant, and subsequently running low on coolant and overheating. Lucky you stopped and let it cool down, make sure that you bleed the coolant properly when you re-fill it, it's not just a matter of topping it up and riding again, there's a process to it, some winch the front of the Viking up in the air to help bleed, you can Google it. Hopefully your head gasket is ok, good luck!
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