About 3 years ago I purchased a 2007 PT cruiser
. Last summer I had a rebuilt motor put in the car. This summer I have a new issue that the auto mechanics I have started using in the last few months cannot resolve (I want to add that all of their past work has not caused me any problems & I'm pleased w/their work).
The new issue is: Every 3 days I have to put coolant in my car and no leaks can be found to determine where the coolant is disappearing.
Once the coolant gets real low, the engine
light comes on. The temperature gauge rises quickly and at the last black hash mark just before reaching reaching H the temperature gauge comes on & of course starts ringing. Also extra information: when this first happened there was a rotten egg of kind of smell smell. Now when the car runs hot as I turn off the car there is this gurgling sound coming from the coolant reservoir.
What's been done: I have a new thermostat
, coolant temp sensor, & radiator
cap. Every possible leak area has been checked & rechecked. The car has been compressed. The auto shop does not want to change the water pump
because there is no indication that it is leaking. The radiator was replaced (new) Sept 2014. The car was left at the shop to run for 3 hours straight and no sign of leakage. No water or smoke from tail pipe.
I've been told to just drive the car as is and fill it with water and or 50/50 coolant every few days. I do not want to do this. Please advise what we may be missing regarding this problem. Thank you.