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Old 12-09-2020   #31
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Re: Panda daily...

Had to do the maths

From 0 to 100 degrees is 4% expansion for water coolent is less but let's run with it. Plus we aren't starting at 0 often or going to 100 so in reality it will be far less.


Lets call the capacity 5 litres to make the maths easy most pandas have less


That works out at 200 millilitres' or 2/3 a can of pop. But should be well under this
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Having just changed the head gasket


Knowing its not correct


I would be trying to find out why I have 2L of air/gas in the system.
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You have confused 4% with 40%
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Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
You have confused 4% with 40%


Have I did in my head but using a calculator I still get .2L which is what I see.

40% would 2L

Or when I boil my rice the volume of water would almost double which it doesn't.

am I doing something wrong ??

I Don't know exactly but minimum to maximum is well aver a litre as a litre bottle will not fill it up.
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2 l vs 0.2 l..
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2 l vs 0.2 l..
I think we are reading it differently

The original poster car is going from min to max which is around 2L

Or they have only 2.6L instead of 4.6L of coolant in the car

Its not correct is should only go up and down less than 1/10th of this between hot and cold

I have been here more than once with my Pandas. Where the level jumps back up when you remove the cap. Once fixed and bleed they don't alter when you remove the cap
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If the coolant bottle is going up and down by a huge amount, it's not water expansion. Steam has a volume 1000 times that of water at the same temperature. Either there are (a) huge air bubbles in the system or (b) there is a head gasket problem. (a) often leads to (b).
If the OP is in any doubt get the coolant checked for hydrocarbons.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Combustio...0AAOSwATpdzC5z

If the engine has significantly over-heated be sure to check the inlet manifold is not damaged.
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Quote Originally Posted by DaveMcT View Post
If the coolant bottle is going up and down by a huge amount, it's not water expansion. Steam has a volume 1000 times that of water at the same temperature. Either there are (a) huge air bubbles in the system or (b) there is a head gasket problem. (a) often leads to (b).
If the OP is in any doubt get the coolant checked for hydrocarbons.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Combustio...0AAOSwATpdzC5z

If the engine has significantly over-heated be sure to check the inlet manifold is not damaged.


I havenít needed to add water at all... I check it and the volume is holding but its not at the same volume as fill up.
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I had a coil pack fail on me while driving up the coast this weekend. Nursed the panda home and tested which pack failed today. Pack number 2 was dead. Changed it and we have a happy car again.

While i was in the engine bay i had the time to lift the scuttle and pop the window washer pipe back in the nozzle. I have window washers again! Click image for larger version

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Gave the the maf a clean too, it was filthy. Hopefully brings down consumption a bit.
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ID:	212922gave the exterior trim a bit of a clean and treatment to bring them back to black...

Honeycomb is a bit of a nightmare to clean and ill need to get back in there at some point as theres a tonne of build up...

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That reminds me I need to sort out why my window washers are not doing window washing things.
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