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Post  cejsmith on 26/4/2013, 5:46 am

My TF decided to throw a wobbly today on the M25, I've had to use it to go to work for the last couple of days and I've noticed that the temp gauge has gone up and down a bit , but I put it down to having a bit of a airlock.

Today though it went up and didn't come down !!! The cap blow and we had alot of stream. I managed to get it to work by stopping a few times and letting it cool down, it still starts and runs Ok but I think I have blown the head gasket now but hopefully not cooked the engine.

One thing though that did seem strange is I could have sworn that the water was boling in the heater matrix!!!!


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Post  Sambomonkee on 26/4/2013, 5:50 am

Reading that reads like a faulty cap, damage may have been done though. just hope you havnt turned the head to chocolate.
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Post  cejsmith on 26/4/2013, 5:57 am

Sambomonkee wrote:Reading that reads like a faulty cap, damage may have been done though. just hope you havnt turned the head to chocolate.

I think it may be more than that as it has had three replacement caps and I don't think I can be that unlucky to get three duff caps.


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Post  Lee121 on 27/4/2013, 6:40 am

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Post  cejsmith on 27/4/2013, 7:10 am

Lee121 wrote:best ring St Russell!!!

I have already had a offer from our friendly elise owner, we are going to check how terminal it is!!!! Sad


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Post  Nick on 27/4/2013, 8:08 am

Sorry to hear this Col, hope it's all sorted soon.


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Post  cejsmith on 27/4/2013, 5:32 pm

Nick wrote:Sorry to hear this Col, hope it's all sorted soon.

From a car point of view last week was to say the least poor, but hopefully it will all pick up now!!! Very Happy


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Post  cejsmith on 29/4/2013, 7:28 am

The good captain has diagnosed the head gasket is certainly on the way out, so it will be interesting to see what they put in there when it was last replaced!!!!


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Post  cejsmith on 31/5/2013, 4:30 am

well , we have replaced the headgasket, the thermosat, and now the radiator and i've bleed the system again, but the heater still isn't putting out any heat.

So it must be and airlock but any ideas on how to shift it?????


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Post  Captain Slow on 31/5/2013, 8:51 am

I'd drop all the coolant out and start again, fill the system slowly with all the bleed points open until you get a nice stream of coolant out of each. Then run up the engine at fast idle as I was doing the other day with the heaters on hot.



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