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Old 26-03-08
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Default 17K miles - 3rd Coolant Reservoir

Got the dreaded "Low Coolant" warning this morning so took the car in to the Dealer. They just called to inform me that I have yet another cracked and leaking overflow reservoir that will be replaced today, making this the third time in the first 15 months. Why can't Saab find a little black plastic tank in the GM parts bin that doesn't leak?

I told my wife when I bought this car that I plan on keeping it for 100K miles. At this rate, I'll be on my 17th reservoir ...

John
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Old 26-03-08
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I was under the impression they had this issue resolved. When I had mine fixed the dealer said that there was a new tank that just came in that does not continue to leak. Hope it gets better for you... Not that it is hot there now but I wonder if the NV climate has anything to do with it being it is a lot drier.
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I was under the impression they had this issue resolved. When I had mine fixed the dealer said that there was a new tank that just came in that does not continue to leak. Hope it gets better for you... Not that it is hot there now but I wonder if the NV climate has anything to do with it being it is a lot drier.
Wish I knew. Replaced twice here and once in SoCal when I was there on vacation, both dealers say they've done a ton of replacements...

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mine has yet to leak
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Wish I knew. Replaced twice here and once in SoCal when I was there on vacation, both dealers say they've done a ton of replacements...

John
You running BSR stage 1?
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I recently had the tank replaced for the second time by a large dealer in Orange County. I was told by the service rep that the replacement is currently being tested by GM and is not yet available.
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You running BSR stage 1?
I am but haven't had much of an issue. When a few months old I did get a low coolant light and topped off with distilled water. Mentioned to dealer and they did a pressure test and was fine according to them.
Has been fine since. Have 31,000 miles in 11 months.
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Old 27-03-08
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You running BSR stage 1?
If question was for me, no. Stock 20th Anniv Vert...

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John,

I had mine in for a second time recently for low coolant level. The advisor told me that they have kit that basically "replumbs" the overflow tank.
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John,

I had mine in for a second time recently for low coolant level. The advisor told me that they have kit that basically "replumbs" the overflow tank.
Interesting stuff. Are you going to Findlay on Gibson at the Automall?

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just a thought but I wondering if the thermostat causing this?
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just a thought but I wondering if the thermostat causing this?
They replaced the 'stat the 2nd time this happened...

John

Also, the car has never gotten hot or overheated.
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I had this once, bought some 20 dollar leak fix liquid (i 4got what its called) laughing to myself that this will prob wont work but hey i tryed it while topping off new coolant, and since my leak was so small it actually worked lmao


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It happened at about 15k for me - they replaced and 15k more no problems yet - does seem a bit silly on something so simple yet important. I bet on a nice summer day with the wind in your hair you'll forget all about the coolant tank - unless it goes on you right then.
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It happened at about 15k for me - they replaced and 15k more no problems yet - does seem a bit silly on something so simple yet important. I bet on a nice summer day with the wind in your hair you'll forget all about the coolant tank - unless it goes on you right then.
Funny you should say that. I was driving top down on the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach when the light came on the first time last summer ...

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