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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:37 pm 
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Whenever i give it a bit up a hill or sometimes even just overtaking, the temperature shoots up to red in about 4-5 seconds and as soon as i take my foot off the gas, goes straight back down, never to bother me again till the next time i put the foot down. Also the radiator light has started coming on (not losing much water, maybe half the overflow tank every 3-4 days) any ideas????

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:05 pm 
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Sounds like a slightly BLOWN HEAD GASKET :( :(

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:07 pm 
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Either that or your ignition timing is too far advanced. This can cause temps to shoot up pretty quickly.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:13 pm 
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Head Gasket?

Go to a mechanic and get a compression test done on each cylinder............................

Or take out your spark plugs and have a look at them, also check you oil for milky slime.
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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:24 pm 
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your loosing quite a bit of water
id say you have done a head gasket also check your oil for milky looking stuff as said and a comp test

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:48 am 
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thanks for your help guys, had it checked out and its a head gasket, surprise surprise. what's about the right price to have it repaired???

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:40 am 
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Damnit, Ill be seriously annooyed if i've got the same problem. Ive already done two heads...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:04 pm 
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thanks for your help guys, had it checked out and its a head gasket, surprise surprise. what's about the right price to have it repaired???



can be any thing from about $650 to $1100

it depends on what is found when the head comes off. it could just need a skim and go back on or it could need a full reco. again any thing from $100 to $400.

plus a VRS, head bolts, thermostat, and labor.

 

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