is the water in de radiator on level?? No water no kooling.
Open all bleed valve's on top of the enigine, radiator and bring the water
on level. Start the engine and check the water level. Close the bleed
valve's one after one on till water is running out of it.
if this not working, check the thermostat valve on the left in the engine
room above de gearbox. It is possible that de valve can be stuck.
Then the water only circulate in the engine and not through radiator.
Otherwise it is possible that the waterpump is not working. The distribution
(valve) belt drives the waterpump. This is not cheap.
I hope you haven't popped a second head gasket. These engines have an alloy
head which can be a bit fragile. Did you fill the radiator with a header
bottle and properly bleed it before driving?
Which diesel is it, what year?
as far as i know it was done according to the book so i cant understand what
the bloody problem is - the was sent away to be skimmed etc etc only genuine
citroen parts used
it is the 1.9 turbo diesel and its on an s plate (70k on clock)
To expand on what Malc said, you need to raise the level of the water above
the filler cap to get rid of all the air. This can easily be done using an
old plastic bottle with a widish top, about the same dia. as the inside of
the filler. Cut bottom off bottle, and use it like a long funnel to raise
the water level. With this filled, open all the vents and only close them
when water comes out.
Then run it at fast idle for 5 minutes and check if the top of the rad is
warming up. If it is not, then chances are that you have a faulty
thanks to you all for the help and advice
im told it was the temperature overheating when the heater matrix went (thus
the replacement of heater matrix and head geasket followed)
ill try the high water level and see
when you say all the vents how many and where abouts are they
To quote the Haynes BoL
"To assist draining open the heater bleed screw. These are located in the
heater matrix outlet connector and/or hose (to improve access it may be
located in and extension hose) on the engine compartment bulkhead, on top of
the thermostat housing and in the coolant bypass hose depending on model."
IIRC mine was on a hose at the top right hand side of the engine (prolly
going to the heater). I don't recall one on the thermostat housing but then
further to all the help and advice
it seems 1 of the inlet hoses to the heater matrix was perished (didnt think
it was that cold yet)
this was bringing air into the system (but not losing water)
been running 2+ hours and heater is nice n hot and no overheating.
be nice to get the xantia running along side my c5 and picasso again
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