Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12226 Members
65 Forums
72759 Topics
980645 Posts
58 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
84 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1782 Guests and 168 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1335
vet fees 441
Internet Explorer Not Working 414
Is This ART ? 410
Chef's knife. 360
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 359
roofers 261
Wirral Bus Review 258
Aerial engineer 237
TV wall mount wanted. 181
New General Forums
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
24th Feb 2017 6:28pm
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
21st Feb 2017 9:47pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
5 minutes 48 seconds ago
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by cools
43 minutes 3 seconds ago
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Today at 10:08 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Today at 05:51 PM
USB to wall socket
by venice
Today at 05:06 PM
Tranmere Rovers
by spinner1
Today at 02:20 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
Today at 10:46 AM
Removal of Shed Timber
by fish5133
Yesterday at 10:45 PM
Is This ART ?
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Today at 10:08 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#131867 - 25th Dec 2004 4:48pm boilin coolant liquid ????
sted Offline
Veteran

Registered: 16th Jun 2004
Posts: 747
Loc: greasby
hi yesturday i was drivin along wen i could smell this burnin so i pulled over and opened the bonet to see steam comin out of were i put the coolant liquid in i took the plastic cap off which was **** hot and all i could see was the water inside boilin and bubbalin ???

any ideas wats wrong
_________________________

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#131868 - 25th Dec 2004 6:07pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
Anonymous
Unregistered


Engine coolant is a mixture of about 1/2 water and 1/2 ethyleane (is that spelt right?) glycol antifreeze.

The ethyleane glycol (EG) protects against your coolant freezing, but it does other jobs like helpin to prevent boiling in HOT weather.
EG helps the coolant keep your engine temp stable too.
Sted, was this burnin smell kind of sweet?? EG has a sweet smell.

I don't knw why your coolant was boiling Sted but maybe you don't have enough EG in your coolant. Have you checked your oil too??

Maybe that may be the problem?? I don't know if I am 100% or even 10% right on this mate.

Whatever the prob, I hope it gets sorted soon.

Top
#131869 - 25th Dec 2004 10:10pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Quote:
Originally posted by Vicky:
Engine coolant is a mixture of about 1/2 water and 1/2 [b]ethyleane (is that spelt right?) glycol antifreeze.

The ethyleane glycol (EG) protects against your coolant freezing, but it does other jobs like helpin to prevent boiling in HOT weather.
[/b]
Vicki gettin all techincal happy

In the meantime make sure your engine is topped up with water and Anti-freeze (50/50) as the weather is freezing over the next few days <img border="0" alt="[I surrender]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions075.gif" />

Let me know if you want me to have a look at it mate, not open at work until Wednesday but i could probably spare half hour or so over the next few day's......

Top
#131870 - 26th Dec 2004 6:46pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Suspect head gasket problem. Is there 'mayonaise' on the oil cap? (result of oil and coolant mixing).

Take care when taking the cap of the tank though, you can get very nasty burns, not just from the steam, the water can spray outwards when you take it off. wink
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#131871 - 27th Dec 2004 11:48am Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
sted Offline
Veteran

Registered: 16th Jun 2004
Posts: 747
Loc: greasby
ya scooby if u could have a look at it that would be amazin as it is really startin to worry me and no its not a head gasket i hooe anyway !!
_________________________

Top
#131872 - 27th Dec 2004 1:02pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
give me a fone mate & will sort it from there

Top
#131873 - 27th Dec 2004 4:37pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
This might work though, stick a new cap on it, see if that does anything.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#131874 - 27th Dec 2004 5:49pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
sted Offline
Veteran

Registered: 16th Jun 2004
Posts: 747
Loc: greasby
all sorted thx scooby
_________________________

Top
#131875 - 31st Dec 2004 2:29pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Quote:
Originally posted by sted:
all sorted thx scooby
think
I wonder what it was then?

Would be nice to also read a solution learn
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#131876 - 31st Dec 2004 3:56pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
sted Offline
Veteran

Registered: 16th Jun 2004
Posts: 747
Loc: greasby
somethin to do with the mount of coolant / anti freeve or somethin lol not too sure !!!!
_________________________

Top
#131877 - 1st Jan 2005 2:44am Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
Tony MK2 Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 2nd Dec 2003
Posts: 2943
Loc: Wirral
glad you sorted the problem out matey

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Today at 10:08 PM
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:58 PM
USB to wall socket
by venice
Today at 01:04 PM
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Yesterday at 01:31 PM
For Sale & Free
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
Yesterday at 03:04 PM
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
24th Feb 2017 7:47am
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
22nd Feb 2017 11:05pm
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Newest Members
catchthepigeon_, Scoobyp1, Bradshawbatho, raybb, CliveK
12226 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Today at 10:08 PM
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Yesterday at 01:31 PM
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
24th Feb 2017 11:42am
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:58 PM
USB to wall socket
by venice
Today at 01:04 PM
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
USB to wall socket 150
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool 28
Croxteth Hall (and park) 10
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017 8
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:04am
Sunset Sun 5:45pm
Local Time Sun 11:39pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me