You more then likely have a very small pinhole in the brick itself. If your not seeing anything wet up top or evidence of coolant under car that’s where I’d place my bet
It COULD cause catastrophic engine damage or maybe a misfire or no issues at all, depending on how severe the leak.When the brick leaks after the car sits overnight for a while , can’t it cause a stumble when starting or am I not remembering correctly?
Good thoughts right here, for the safe side. Prob a little bit of water will be, to limp around, heat is an enemy too, maybe a leak could choke the start a bit if it accumulated while sitting, then clear LS throat after a few extra cranks. Welcome aboard, from my experience my res stays right at the little fill line after cooldown.It COULD cause catastrophic engine damage or maybe a misfire or no issues at all, depending on how severe the leak.
MY opinion: if have a leaking brick (again, just my opinion) you should disable the IC pump and drain the IC system so that you know it can't get water into the engine and drive it only lightly (stay out of boost) or even better, don't drive it at all until fixed.
Typical. Probably hasn't even returned to view the replies.Funny the OP is a one post wonder.
And the bump is in the form of a direct question posed to the OP who hasn't been around for 6 years....^^^ This is like a lot of interesting posts on here and HPT, when people never come back, and 2 years later shit gets bumped, lol
^^^ This is like a lot of interesting posts on here and HPT, when people never come back, and 2 years later shit gets bumped, lol
And the bump is in the form of a direct question posed to the OP who hasn't been around for 6 years....
Interestingly enough, mine did this every third or fourth time that I would check it after installing the Z lid, but I assumed it was still trapped air in the lines. I don't see any obvious stains or leaking anymore, but do crack either the cap or the bleeder off of the WX HX and the level does drop almost an inch sometimes. Do you think I might have a pinhole leak?Funny the OP is a one post wonder.
OP- Does the fluid level change when you open the cap?
Yep! You're good. You may have had some bubble in there. Mine keep releasing air for about a month after I thought I had gotten all the air out. Granted it was a very small amount but my OCD said it all had to be out!That's what I figured but will wait another couple of weeks when it's off the road. I went and cracked open the cap just now while the level was an inch above the T, and the fluid went all the way up to the overflow tube....it hasn't done that before. I would think that it's finally fully burped and by relieving the system pressure, the level went up.
Regardless, I want to change out the lid manifold to the billet style and make the hoses a bit more aesthetically pleasing, so I'll pressure test the brick while it's off.