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da tony b
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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 19:07 | IP Logged Quote da tony b

in the last week

right chaps come on do some searches nearly everythread is about overheating.do you not read before posting

right READ THIS!!!!!!

if ya car goes over the 90's there will be a reason


1) its only done it by a fracvtion and you were sat in traffic for an hour right up the exhuast pipe of a lorry
ANSWER.FORGET IT ANY CAR BLOODY WOULD!

2) it heats up very quick and storms up the gauge with higher revs and all the time in traffic and also your fans run more than sit off

ANSWER...

PARK THE CAR OPEN THE BONNET(ITS THE METAL SHEET OVER THE ENGINE BAY)

LOOK AT THE CONDITION OF THE RADIATOR ESP. IN THE AREA OF THE FAN SHROULDS IF YOU SEE CORROSION ON THE ZIG ZAGGY FINS THAT SIT BETWEEN THE ACTUAL WATER CHANNELS THIS RAD IS FECKED!..IF THEY LOOK LIKE A COLAPSED HEAP OF FURRY WHITE CRAP...THIS RAD IS FECKED!
THESE COST A WHOLE TERRIBLE £100 TO BUY

IF NOT MOCVE ONTO CHECKING /REPLACING THE THERMOSTAT

IF AFTER YOU HAVE CHECKED VISUALLY THE RAD CONDITION AND CHANGED THE STAT

YOUR NOW TALKING NICELY TO YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD

TIME FOR NEW WATER PUMP AND CAM BELTS!


HOPE THIS HELPS WILL ANYONE READ IT BEFORE POSTING AGAIN ABOUT OVER HEATING

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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 20:45 | IP Logged Quote giovanni


smack on tony.. but remember that the fan/s do hide
some of the rad,which can look ok but when removed
falls to pieces..
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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 21:42 | IP Logged Quote jeff_porter

Can I have 1 water pump to go please?

Oh, and the location of securicor with a full load.


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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 22:15 | IP Logged Quote Aeroresh

Mine dont look too bad to be honest, but i still know its knackered! oh yeah and the water pump is fecked

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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 22:17 | IP Logged Quote da tony b

mr porter in that case welcome to the water pump and cam belt v6 club...i got off easy like with a circa £700 bill...this only happened first as my belts had to be changed anyways...was still the same even though the water pump had a slight crack in it.......so i done the rad after...incidently at a £170 cost instead of the £500 cost alfa wanted to do the rad

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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 23:05 | IP Logged Quote v6cod

Very good but you forget to check the fans are working and if one isn't check the relays.

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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 23:18 | IP Logged Quote Nayab

This thread placed in tech FAQ sticky.

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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 23:38 | IP Logged Quote surfer69

And in case you missed it, this is what a fecked radiator looks like.

Note that most of the green stuff was hidden by the fan.
Changed it ---- SORTED
Took me about 2 hours and cost £103

Edited by surfer69 on 17 July 2005 at 23:38


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Posted: 17 July 2005 at 23:49 | IP Logged Quote marktupper

I spend my life on motorways M25, M3, M4, M1
What's sitting on the hard shoulder.....
1st Mercedes
2nd BMW
3RD Volkswagen
EEErrr   never seen an Alfa......
Think I'll put this as a post !
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Posted: 09 June 2006 at 17:29 | IP Logged Quote mikpem

ok, so it was getting so hot I could cook my bacon on it and had a look inside and the rads fine, and the water pumps fine because I just had the cam done and there was nothing wrong with it.

Problem..... no coolant

How much is that going to have fecked the engine up? Any ideas??
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Posted: 09 June 2006 at 17:35 | IP Logged Quote TazzyK

An awful lot if the head cracks...

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Posted: 09 June 2006 at 17:37 | IP Logged Quote David C

Where did it loose the coolant from?

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