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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #15 on: 09:47, Tue 12 July 2011 »
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oh noes !

What makes you think that ?


Just the amount of goo and no mayo mix in the oil,

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #16 on: 13:23, Tue 12 July 2011 »
I hope your wrong.

Really I do

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A big hammer will be meeting a lump of metal otherwise ..

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #17 on: 13:27, Tue 12 July 2011 »
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I hope your wrong.

Really I do

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A big hammer will be meeting a lump of metal otherwise ..


I hope I am wrong aswell.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #18 on: 15:03, Tue 12 July 2011 »
I have had almost James5 and SteveL levels of luck with my car since I bought it .

Been through 2 engines ,2 turbos , 2 of just about everything  :(

My wife just rolls her eyes now.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #19 on: 16:00, Tue 12 July 2011 »
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I have had almost James5 and SteveL levels of luck with my car since I bought it .

Been through 2 engines ,2 turbos , 2 of just about everything  :(

My wife just rolls her eyes now.

Andy I know how you feel matey, think it's engine conversion time, the prob is you will do what me and Steve have done in the past and sell up and then a few months down the line by another bloody one and start the process again (There addictive like a class A drug) rehab don't work.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #20 on: 21:50, Sat 16 July 2011 »
Any news yet Andy?

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #21 on: 15:40, Sun 31 July 2011 »
James ,

Changed over the rad , and noticed a tiny residue. Could have been left overs.

Took the car out today , and it was running warm , and its bust another top hose. I guess it increase in pressure and it has killed the top hose.

I am suspecting that the head gasket is on its way out. Its missing now at the top end in 4th and
5th , could that be coincidence as I had timing issues  :?:

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #22 on: 17:30, Sun 31 July 2011 »
maybe the hg has gone slightly and its pressurising the coolant system? would explain why its eating hoses but slight running okish
best way to check would be to use an mot emissions machine sniffing the header tank

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #23 on: 22:20, Sun 31 July 2011 »
Going to change the head as a preventative measure.

I love/hate this car.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #24 on: 21:09, Wed 03 August 2011 »
Took the head off this evening ( easier job than you might think if any newbies are reading this )

No signs of any mayo anywhere. Signs of possibly running a bit lean however I must stress I was running at 12psi and not 25  :D









Any one any ideas why I got ice cream in the expansion tank ?

no signs of cracking on head , no signs of HG failure.

Stick on another head and hope ?

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #25 on: 23:19, Wed 03 August 2011 »
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Took the head off this evening ( easier job than you might think if any newbies are reading this )

No signs of any mayo anywhere. Signs of possibly running a bit lean however I must stress I was running at 12psi and not 25  :D









Any one any ideas why I got ice cream in the expansion tank ?

no signs of cracking on head , no signs of HG failure.

Stick on another head and hope ?


what about a liner seal ? probably one would not be totally proof and there would be a mix between the coolant and oil . Did you notice anything between the liners ; kind of mayonnaise . No cracked liner or head gasket , was there  no pressure in the cooling system  ?

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #26 on: 00:01, Thu 04 August 2011 »
No goo inbetween the liners .

Coolant system was pressurising . Quite highly so.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #27 on: 00:39, Thu 04 August 2011 »
slightly warped head? or head cracked though oil way into water way?

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #28 on: 07:00, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Cracked oil way is my 5 bet ..

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #29 on: 08:14, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Well you have replaced the rad and it's still doing it, :shock:  was the rad defo a known good working one??  

I would be looking at replacing the head, crack prob only opens when engine is hot.

It's defo only oil in water and not water in oil?  if it's oil in water I would say head, if it's the other I would be looking @ cracked liner maybe.

Why do you say it's been running lean??