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mrphil

Member Since 27 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2013 04:22 PM
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In Topic: 1998 Engine Question

24 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

so it could be worth for the sake of £6 for a thermostat and a few quid for a new coolant cap, to be on the safe side... aswell as the water pump... should be good for while then!

when i got home last night i dipped my finger in the expansion and the water was not boiling but warm i had just done about 12 miles, and on duals going 70mph, so enough pressure should have built up, when i took the the cap of it made a little whoosh like opening a can of pop.

when the last headgasket went, i was driving from western super mare, and before coming on to the m5, every window in the car steamed up, i didnt think much of it as i was approaching a round about so panicked a bit and opened the windows, but anyway i was toddling up the m5, overtook the mrs at approx 80 and the power dropped and i pulled over as i initally thought it was on fire, as the guy had a problem with the loom which he had repaired or some thing... i think was a load of balls as i didnt see any repairs to the loom when the engine was out. i think he knew the headgasket was gone, and tightened the head bolts down knowing it was going, stupidly didnt even check the oil filler cap.... was full of mayo! DOH! second time being stung like this...

In Topic: 1998 Engine Question

24 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

i dunno, im reading on google and it appears that other cars seem to be cold at the bottom and hot up the top, as the bottom is the exit?

im going to get the water pump changed anyway, as the engine has done close to 80,000 and this seems the typical mileage that all kas end up in the scrap heap because of overheating issues, ive already blown a headgasket on the way home after buying, the heater control valve decided to konk out and kill the engine,

on the new engine ive bypassed this so i just get a constant hot air flow, unless i turn the dial off.
for good measure im going to change the waterpump and also throw in some k seal for good measure, if i can get 6 months out of it, ill be happy!

In Topic: 1.6 Or 1.8 Zetec Petrol?

27 August 2012 - 09:23 PM

many thanks, according to some car review it says to watch for a misfire which is common on the 1.8s, when does this normally kick in, hot or cold?