losing coolant, 2015 model

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My Name: maria

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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2015 (65)
Engine Size: 1.6 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 53000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: BlueHDi (100 PS)

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Hi,my c3 is losing coolant about 200 ml every 500 miles I can't see anything visible leaks.Would anybody have any suggestions as to what it might be.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Fuel Type: Diesel
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maria wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:16 pm Hi,my c3 is losing coolant about 200 ml every 500 miles I can't see anything visible leaks.Would anybody have any suggestions as to what it might be.
Hi maria

With such a small amount of loss, you won't see any visible leaks without a very close inspection. Expect to find a pinprick of a leak that may only show up when the engine is hot. If could be from the radiator or behind the engine. Because it may only happen when hot, this makes it very dangerous to search for.

Other than that, it could be the head gasket, what colour is the coolant?

Head gasket failure is not so common on the diesel.
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My Name: maria

Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:50 am
Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2015 (65)
Engine Size: 1.6 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 53000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: BlueHDi (100 PS)

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Hi Arfur,i have looked and the colour is amber and a smooth feel to it.I bought the car about 5 weeks ago,with 53.000 miles it has a full Citroen mean dealer history and was last serviced at 48.000 and is know at 54.000. and drives A1 apart from the coolant loss.
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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2015 (15)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 45000
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU5 16-valve (110 PS)

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maria wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:52 pm Hi Arfur,i have looked and the colour is amber and a smooth feel to it.I bought the car about 5 weeks ago,with 53.000 miles it has a full Citroen mean dealer history and was last serviced at 48.000 and is know at 54.000. and drives A1 apart from the coolant loss.
Hi Maria, I just wondered if you did resolve that coolant leak? I also have a 2015 C3 with a small coolant leak and haven't found it's source yet.

I would be pleased to know so I can look in the same area.
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