Leaky New Rad
Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:59 PM
I could not see any water in the rad so topped up and was about a pint or slightly less to get to the top so not a lot. Engine never over heated, stayed mid way on the gauge so it was only through checking I knew the water was lower.
When I got home same thing, had to top up with a pint or a bit more. Is this normal and I’m not aware of this or does it seem like I have a leak? Sorry may be a stupid question
Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:29 PM
The water's going somewhere - check every hose connection thoroughly. Check for leaks at the water pump mating face too. If nothing obvious when cold, warm then engine and check again.
Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:01 PM
Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:27 PM
Maybe just an airlock in the system has cleared since you filled it up.
Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:38 PM
Yip, could be just an airlock. Keep an eye on things, especially if there is no external leaks.
Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:14 AM
I've tried running the engine with the cap off when I first did the changes and that got rid of a couple of air locks, I will try that again.
Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:17 PM
Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:02 AM
Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:14 AM
As for the heater blowing out only cool air I'm not sure as yet to why.
Not had chance for a test run yet so fingers crossed it is as simple as that
Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:40 AM
If the heater is cold it's because there's a problem.
Some of the reasons why could be...
Heater valve not letting the water through.
Airlock in the heater.
Not enough water in the system, when you loose water the heater going cold is usually an early indicator.
Blockage in the heater, does the same as the heater valve would.
Thermostat in the wrong place if you have a sandwich plate.
Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:39 AM
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