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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:24 pm 
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gday today i noticed me au gas work ute, that some steam was coming out from the right hand side of the bonnet. i lifted it up to find the radiator bottle bubbling / boiling :? is that normal or wat.???? cheers ...

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:29 pm 
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That steam and bubbling means your engine is overheating. And no it aint normal. Things to check are water level, thermo fan operation, thermostat operation. These are the basic things to check.
Why has it overheated? Have you noticed it using water? Is it leaking?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:38 pm 
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yeah cheers mate its not leaking anywere , so it must be thermostat /thermo related . ill get on to it anyway , the only way im losing the water is from it evaporating from the vigoris boiling thats going on yet the temp gauge shows normal running tempreture..

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Since its showimg normal I'd hazrd a guess and say your overflow bottle is cracked/leaking.
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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:43 pm 
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potential head gasket
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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:16 pm 
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Does it have coolant or just water?
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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:05 pm 
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it has coolant , and the real f@#!ed thing about it is it just came back from the mechanic :? ....

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:09 pm 
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What was the reason you took it in the mechanics in the first place?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:19 pm 
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well one night on the way home from work the car just started losing power / surging. lifted the bonnet and the motor was really hot with stuff all coolant in it, yet as stated the temp gauge was fine, but the day before the coolant was was full.... got it back a couple of days ago now it runs fine and everything except for this boiling dilema ...

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:51 pm 
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take it back and get them to change the temp sender unit as well!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:56 pm 
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If there is no water around the temp sender then they don't work and will show "normal"... There is definitely water in the top of the motor/thermostat housing? To make the temp sender be working?

If water is disappearing and can't be seen running anywhere, then chances are you've got a leaking head gasket, which is possible if you boiled it...

Good luck with the hunt anyway... :?

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Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:06 am 
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yeah thanks mate definatly sending it back :x

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:30 am 
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I reckon it could be a water pump issue. if the pump impeller has corroded then you won't have much flow. if everything else is alright and it's still boiling then it might be an air pocket that needs to be purge. the other thing is, get another header tank cap.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:06 pm 
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have u thought of replacing the radiator cap?
may be something simple like that, cheap to try out
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