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Old 11-12-16, 17:08
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traveling along dual at a steady 50 when suddenly a strange loud noise (sounded a bit like changing from 5 - 1 ) immediately engaged clutch, all died and i pulled over... inspected under bonnet, all belts fine ( changed 2 months ago) so tried to start it.... huge puff of white smog ( similar to when a turbo goes but nowhere near as much, anyway a turbo blows you loose power etc but engine runs..... closer inspection and notice coolent level had dropped down below min (was mid way between min/max) tried to start but engine locked, RAC man seems to think head gasket and bore filled with water.... anythoughts as will prob go for this
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Old 11-12-16, 17:58
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Take Glo-Plugs out , see if it cranks , and water comes out ...??? You may also find evidence on dipstic oil level ..?? Or condensation on rocker cover cap ..??
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Old 12-12-16, 22:09
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Mayonnaise in your breather dude. Like grumpy says whip out glow plugs to release hydro lock.
1.9/2.4 or 2.5.
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Old 12-12-16, 22:14
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engine/year?
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Old 16-12-16, 07:49
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99 1.9td...looked last night and coolant level dropped. going to wip head off on weekend and look... unable to look as yet. work, is the curse
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