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CitroJim wrote: 19 Mar 2024, 20:35 Likewise pleased you're up and about Husky and that you've found the cause of the leak and remedial action is in progress...
i thought id found it but its elsewhere
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Why does it always rain when issues happen to your car ?
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Ok back of the engine area dry. A screen shot added to this showing 2 drawn red circles by me, showing where coolant is seen on the little bolts in this area .
My deep fear is the engine has warped bottom end ? Is this possible.

Somethings i dont like doing or to keen on
Ive for now shoved in a bottle of wynns stop leak for the whole system to be honest if it works & i can get some use till the mot runs out then ive had my moneys worth i get then i could possibly break for parts & claw back some cash that way.

Its run throught the system over an hour the leak has stopped theres no air in the system the heater blows lovely hot air if i get 7 months out the car i will be happy with that. Ive full AA cover ( the ones who come get you after 2 wks wait ) so if i break down im ok. Sometimes we just need to take it as it is.
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Red circles bolts with coolant drops on ... leaking here why ?
Red circles bolts with coolant drops on ... leaking here why ?
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Just did a test drive about 12,15 miles this should of worked the wynns leak stop around the system how ever the coolant did drop in the header tank which i knew it would as topping the system back up even with bleeding can mean it will need topping up again because its just an ass pain topping up job to do , So after it cooled i topped up about a tea cup full of coolant to the level needed which indicates if correct no air in the system. I will see what tomorrow brings & see if its sitting in a puddle again . If so thats it end of the c3.
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Sorry to hear this car is still causing a bit of grief Husky... Fingers crossed the sealant will do the job for now...
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Many thanks Jim, i hope it will , im starting to slip again health wise & i dont want anymore steroid courses chin up & forwards i go ! I will post uodates regarding this fix so many people dont like.
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Head gasket has gone. Back later for more
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Bugger....
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Ive been in touch with my mechanic hes said 4 to 5 hours to do the job.
Hes coming monday 25th as he wants to over look a few things. So update will follow .
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RichardW wrote: 23 Mar 2024, 14:02Bugger....
Im gutted beyond words. Ive been weighing up pros and cons ,pros win so far, Just need to see what my mechanic friend finds that may stop the repair.
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Marc if you read this any chance of a head gasket replacement procedure ?
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Biggest problem on the 16v is getting the injectors out if they are carboned in. Head bolts are also prone to snapping the heads off. If it's high miles you may also find the cam chain / tensioner needs replacing.
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You might consider having a look at this video Husky, the voice is a bit tiresome but I found the overall video worth watching if only to see the results towards the end.: :-D

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RichardW wrote: 23 Mar 2024, 16:08 Biggest problem on the 16v is getting the injectors out if they are carboned in. Head bolts are also prone to snapping the heads off. If it's high miles you may also find the cam chain / tensioner needs replacing.
The injectors are clean so thats a plus i guess as for miles 90000 just a tad over. So i might be ok.
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