Hi everyone, really hoping someone can help me on this.
Ok, before my head gasket blew due to running on not enough coolant (i think), the car would always run bang on 90, even when it overheated and spilt all of its coolant, (when i realised it blew) it still was on 90. but before it blew it would warn me the coolant level was overheating (and now realise it meant it was low) even when i had just turned it on.
since i got a recon cylinder head and new head gasket and system flushed and new antifreeze, it has been running cold. (i didnt replace camblet or tensioners because these had very recently been replaced, and the water pump was inspected for leaking when i had it changed and aparently that was fine too.) I drove from Nottingham down to London that night and it sat on the temperature that it would be on when you have just turned the car on. Thinking this was impossible, i checked at a petrol station and the expansion bottle and engine block were cool to touch despite hours of motorway driving. But not having a working heater and a car that ran cool wasnt the end of the world for me so just drove it anyway as it ran nicely and no red cooling light was flashing or beeping at me.
but last night i let my car tick over as when idling in a still position the car would actually get up to 90 and the heaters would get warm. the cooling fan didnt kick in, and i got the low coolant level warning flashing light and beeping. i let the car cool down and drove home about an hour and a half later and after a while it warned me again. today i filled it up with water to find the oil filler cap with no mayo and dipstick with no mayo, but there was a layer of it on top of my coolant. But underneath was clean red coolant so this didnt alarm me. Just took it out for a spin, and it lost coolant and i got the warning light and beeping again; and the dipstick is ok but the oil filler cap now has a tiny layer of mayo.
What is happenning? My car is running cold, (unless idling but then i got the warning light and beepiing after a while), my heaters dont work (again unless idling) and since i let it idle to long its now loosing water quite quickly??
i have a warranty on my recon cylinder head and hg so should i take it back? The only problem is that garage is in Nottingham and im in Essex.
Its been about a month surely it cant be my HG again? (i really hope not.)
Any help on this will be greatly appreciated because im just getting so stressed with this.
Many thanks, the_panzer