So, this is probably / hopefully a dumb question, but how can I tell there is actually coolant in the loop?
When I first got my GF I seem to remember some tiny bubbles in the tube – I’ve used it a few times, but this morning it didn’t want to calibrate - so I opened the door, had a look around, etc. While doing so I realized I couldn’t see any coolant in the tube, but I cannot tell if it is completely full, or completely empty
I tapped the side of the coolant reservoir, and it sounds empty, but I’m not sure (and not, I cannot see coolant anywhere!) – AFAIK, there are coolant temperature sensors in the loop, but if all of it has managed to leak out (and evaporate / soak into my carpet) would the sensors detect this? Does it monitor the sensors and build a profile (which would not be correct if the pump, etc was just sucking air).
Is there any way to tell if there is actually liquid the system, or should I jsut assume that it would have failed if it somehow leaked during shipping and I didn’t notice it…
That is kinda what I’d assumed, but I wasn’t sure if the sensors were only in the liquid loop, in which case they might not be reading if empty, as the little pump might not do a good job circulating the air / the thermal conductivity of air is very different to that of water / liquid.
Excellent (and reassuring!).
Thanks for letting me know – I did try peer around the corner with a flashlight before posting (looking for leaks and evidence of sensors), but wasn’t able to see anything.
Nice to know that an undetected leak would, er… be detected