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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 pm

Not Scimitar sorry, but no1 son has a van which loses water and overheats.
The garage says it is the head gasket.
I would have thought that in that case the water would disappear without trace (in the engine).
But there is a huge leak from the water pump gasket as far as I can see.
The garage says this is because the cooling system is pressurised by the head gasket failure.
Are they trying to rip him off?


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Post by Terry H » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:47 pm

Get yourself one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAD-GASKET- ... 0506.m3226 Or get another garage to do a sniff test on the cooling system.
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Post by peter freeman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 pm

Replace the water pump gasket and see what the result is - at worst you will have to buy a second gasket if they are right.



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Post by Terry H » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 pm

I might add that if anyone who lives reasonably close to me in Newport has this same problem, give me a shout, I have a similar kit to the one in the Ebay ad. Before I bought mine it cost me £25 to get an engine tested. Unfortunately Chris you're a little far away from me.
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