Quote: "Secondly what was the water level like after she cooled down?
And thirdly, taking into account all the good suggestioneers here, why haven't you pointed the finger at the expansion tank cap yet? No pressure = higher temp water, and is there any antifreeze in your water?
If you like I can do a compression test for you if your local (not inbred) enough."
Sorry for the delay guys, ive been down south to pick up a runner, cant be doing with no car, im a drummer!
I didnt point the finger at the expansion tank cap as I dont know anything about cars! also, I havent had anti freeze in there since I bought it, was always topped up with water tho.
Im from Blackburn lancs, hows that for you!? Would be really grateful if you could help me out, as the car is just sitting there now
Also I checked the pipe between the thermostat and rad and it gets warm, but not hot. The water boils in the tank within 5 minutes of being started and squirts out when you open the cap. Oil isnt creamy or unusual.
If anyone live near me and could take a look or could offer advice I would be much obliged 07967 522550