gold metal flake in radiator and overflow tank??? runß fine no overheating issues..


Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 10:21 PM about the 1999 Subaru Forester Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Gold metal flake in radiator and overflow tank?????  Runs fine with no
overheating issues just wondering why there is metal flake in it??

3 Answers


Did someone put stop leak in the coolant?

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Did u just recently buy car. Like tennis shoes mentioned someone might have added a stop leak in it. I only would like to add...try to figure why they would do that? You may have a problem minor or major waiting to happen. Maybe ask a trusted mechanic/friend to just look at your car to see if they can discern why, as a precaution.

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Best Answer

Yup, it's a copper-based stop-leak.

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