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Old 09-10-2021, 06:34 PM
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Default Coolant Loss…

I notice a slight decline in coolant level in the overflow tank – maybe 1/16” to 1/8” change in level over 20 hours operation. I have removed cowling and looked for leak and found none. At end of flight coolant level is at fill line and when engine cools level is 1/16” to 1/8” lower.

I’d like to know if this is common and if other planes ae experiencing the same coolant loss.
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