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Help. Car just broke down. - defrank - 16:th-Aug-2019

Morning fellas. Just noticed smoke coming from the bonnet my car this morning on my way to work. So I stopped. There’s some water-like liquid all over the engine. Anyone know what this is? Thanks.


RE: Help. Car just broke down. - Big Dave2 - 16:th-Aug-2019

Well the only water type liquid under the bonnet will be the engine coolant, or screen wash.

Chances are its the former. It tends to have a slippery feel to it when rubbed between your fingers.

Is the expansion tank cap on properly? Any hoses leaking?


Help. Car just broke down. - defrank - 16:th-Aug-2019

Found out it’s the engine coolant and yeah, it’s felt kinda slippery to the touch. There’s a small pipe leaking. Drover to a nearby garage. Thanks Dave.


Help. Car just broke down. - defrank - 16:th-Sep-2019

Had the thermostat housing replaced but now the needle just goes from 0 to halfway in less than a minute. That’s not normal. Haven’t seen the temperature needle rising that fast. Anyone got any idea what this could be? Thanks.


RE: Help. Car just broke down. - niteram - 19:th-Sep-2019

hard to say for sure, but sounds like its got an airlock