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Here are a couple of quick checks you can do before taking it in to a mechanic: See if the radiator fans are running These are the fans that sit behind the radiator in the car's nose. If the fans are not running then the cooling system is unable to throw out the heat generated by the engine. If the fans are not running: Check the fuses and relays - a ...


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I am Having the same problem with my 03 Jaguar X-Type. The diagnosis is a bad water pump. Im replacing the engine coolant reservoir tank as well, it appears to be in bad shape as well and is leaking a bit too.


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There is a tool you can get. It has a reservoir and a bubble on the top. Suck it full of coolant and you can see your ratio and what temperature it is good to freezing and boiling wise. The primary job of coolant is to keep your cooling system from exploding in the winter. It does help to increase the boiling point, but pure water will typically boil at ...


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My aunties Polo had it's radiator replaced and the mechanic who completed this job used pure water. That winter, the water in the radiator froze and because ice expands, when it melted and turned back into water, it leaked out of the now broken radiator. Antifreeze performs several jobs in the cooling system. It increases the specific heat capacity of the ...


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If milk-like oil ends up in the radiator despite replacing the head gasket, it is likely that the head itself has warped due to overheating, allowing oil to leak into the coolant channels. While there is a remote possibility to salvage the cylinder head by having it skimmed by a professional machinist, in all probability it will need to be replaced.


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Your car overheated and the coolant leaked out of the overflow bottle. It happened a couple of times with my Opel Astra Coupe and my Subaru Forester too. If you're really lucky, nothing major is wrong with your car, but I'd advise a compression test just to be safe. The danger here is that BECAUSE the car overheated and all the coolant was lost, you may have ...


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Not to be crass here, but you should just find one on the internet (Flex-a-lite makes a bunch of different models) which fits and follow their directions. I put one of their Monster Fan kits on my '04 Suburban. It worked very well. Measure the size of your radiator and go from there, as I doubt they make one specific for your application. The ones which ...


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It turned out to be perished radiator caps. I replaced both and the problem went away.



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