On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 17:32:49 +0100, "Pacman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> stab in the dark here, but could it have gushed in such a manner
>> having been waiting for the thermostat to open thus allowing pressure
>> from a head gasket failure/failing to over-pressurise the rest of the
>> system and thus gush from the open expansion tank?
>Those are the symptoms....the water just sits there, then all of a sudden,
>it appears as if something has just opened to let a load of water through.
>> overly hot pipes would make me think about the radiator not doing it's
>> job (much damage/blockage) or the water pump failing to move the water
>> through the radiator?
>I flushed the radiator, but I didnt take it out and do a reverse flush...
>> Just throwing ideas in, I know bugger-all about V8's.
>You probably know more than me!!!!!!
If the rad has been flushed then that discounts that possibility, also
water pump not pumping the water around mebbe? I don't know if the
water pumps on V8's are a similar affair to the diesels I'm more
Can you whip the thermostat out and run it without for test?
my thoughts being that if the cooling system is being overpressurised
then the opening thermostat could be allowing this pressure through to
the expansion tank, by removing the thermostat temporarily this
pressure will be evident much sooner and hopefully less dramatically.
Maybe an academic excercise as a head gasket blowing into the water
jacket sounds likely to me, though I'm not sure how the symptoms
compare to those of the slippy-liners, I spose a new block would be
the route if that were the case.
I'm paying close attention here as I hope to soon be buying a 3.9
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