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My coolant light came on in the nothing but when I started engine and drove, it went away within seconds...

This evening on the way home I started the engine and the coolant light was on... left it running for a minute (setting up satnav) abd the it vanished just like this morning.

What is going on? Is it due to the cold?

And is it the coolant light? It's the yellow one that looks like a factory with a chimney

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As Trevor said, it's the low coolant warning.

When you take the cap off make sure that you do it with the engine COLD, the little float/dipstick should pop up, when it pops up to it's stop then it's full.

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Mine did this after I replacement the exp. tank and radiator - turned out I'd damaged the coolant level sensor on the bottom of the tank.

After replacing it it's been fine ever since. :thumbsup:

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I would be looking into why your coolant level has dropped. It's a sealed system, so should never lose anything.

Well tbh I've never checked it before, so maybe it was low already from the previous owner...(only had a it month)

Only thing I can do is to keep checking it from now on and see if it's leaking and fix it accordingly.

I do know there is a very random oil leak coming from somewhere. Was fine for about a week, but yesterday it had lost some oil again after a period of nothing, not much but topped it up to max anyways

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if there are no leaks anywhere, try replacing level sensor and fit a new radiator cap, if you can be arsed do the water pump while your on as well, replace top hose as well, over time they can go soft and expand giving you a false reading

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