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    Hi all,
    Recently purchased a used 93 Surf (first car ever).
    The only maintenance I have been able to perform is the standard oil, tyre and water/coolant change

    Need some help troubleshooting my radiator. I suspect that:[LIST][*]there might be a leak somewhere AND/OR[*]the pump is not working.[/LIST]The engine tends to heat up and I find that the water in the radiator is all but gone while the water in the tank remains.


    Thanks,


  • #2
    Could be a cracked head (unfortunately). If you're getting water filling up in the expansion tank, and leaving the radiator.

    You can get cracked head testers. Something like this:-
    [url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/COMBUSTION-LEAK-KIT-PETROL-DIESEL/dp/B018PM3ZFQ[/url]
    Thanks
    Rob Watson (forum owner and admin)

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    • #3
      Hi Rob,
      Thanks for the reply. I always though the expansion tank fed water INTO the radiator and hence have always kept it full :banghead:

      When you say head, is that the engine head or the head gasket?

      Also forgot to mention that when the engine overheats, steam is generated and is funneled out into the expansion tank.

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