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#131867 - 25th Dec 2004 4:48pm boilin coolant liquid ????
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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
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#131868 - 25th Dec 2004 6:07pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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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.

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#131869 - 25th Dec 2004 10:10pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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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.
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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......

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#131870 - 26th Dec 2004 6:46pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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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
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#131871 - 27th Dec 2004 11:48am Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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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 !!
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#131872 - 27th Dec 2004 1:02pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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give me a fone mate & will sort it from there

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#131873 - 27th Dec 2004 4:37pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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This might work though, stick a new cap on it, see if that does anything.
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#131874 - 27th Dec 2004 5:49pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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all sorted thx scooby
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#131875 - 31st Dec 2004 2:29pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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all sorted thx scooby
think
I wonder what it was then?

Would be nice to also read a solution learn
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#131876 - 31st Dec 2004 3:56pm Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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somethin to do with the mount of coolant / anti freeve or somethin lol not too sure !!!!
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#131877 - 1st Jan 2005 2:44am Re: boilin coolant liquid ????
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glad you sorted the problem out matey

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