I'm a first itmer at this.
A problem started in my Fiat Punto this weekend. On starting the car and
then with slight revving (1800 RPM) i can hear water (liquid), slushing/
gurgling around from under the bonnet.
I was told this can happen with Head Gasket probs.
This morning i looked under the bonnet and there's no "white resedue" on
the oil cap thingy.
I then noticed that my coolant level reservior, which has sat at near
minimum since new (02 reg) is now right up to the cap!!!!!!!!!!!
Can anybody help with what this is?
A garage kan measure if there is a problem with your coolant (then
there are gasses from the engine in there).
But usually you would notice it yourself, a lot of white smoke from the
exhaust, poor performance of the engine.
When the engine is hot the water will be near the cap, it falls
back to the fill leval mark when the engine is cold. If you have
plenty of water (up to the cap) it's unlikely that you are losing
much, either from a leaking radiator or into the cylinders.
If water gets into the cylinders, from a blown head gasket,
you usually get an appreciable amount of white smoke on
starting. Residue in the oil filler cap is often a symptom
of short school run type journeys, where the oil, and
engine, never get to operating temperature, for a reasonable
period of time. It can also be a sympton of a head gasket but
it needs to be a major gasket failure.
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