Technical HOT HOT HOT... Help!

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Technical HOT HOT HOT... Help!

danbt

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Hi Guys.

Have had my Mk2 51 plate Punto Sporting for nearly a year now.

However im having quite a problem now.

I had noticed a water leak a while ago, and it didnt seem so bad. So I left it and didnt mind topping up weekly.

But now.

I fill the radiator and check the next day and most of it has gone.

The heater isnt getting hot.

Engine temperature is high.

And it just smells hot.

I had the head gasket changed about 9 - 10 months ago...

Please help!

Thanks alot
Dan
 
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when filling it up everyday you have proberly diluted all the anti freeze, what i would do is:-

1 get some radiator flush, rad weld(if the leak is small) anti freeze and some water :)

2 Put the raditor flush in the car with the old water in and drive the car about 3miles so the engine is hot

3 drain the old water out

4 put the radweld(if needed or fix the leak)

5 put new anti freeze and water in and run the car for a while so the engine is hot then bleed the system to get rid of any air bubbles :)

See if this may solve your problem :)
 
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danbt

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Thanks for the tips guys.

I havent once bled the system, and have topped up alot.

Can i have a quick guide on bleeding please?

Thanks
Dan
 
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