only got a renault
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: over heating
Hi and welcome Dave
A common problem with the 156 is the rad lasts 6 or 7 years before it starts to lose its effectiveness, of course it could also be the stat, or indeed just a leak.
Check the water, and top up if required, go for a spin, get her upto temp and look underneath for leaks.
With the rad look at the cooling fins in the matrix, often the are hanging of and loose, this stops the rad exchanging heat.
The stat can only be checked by fitting a new one.
For Rads try Aaron rads on Ebay
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Oh and if your a noob, note twin sparks need a new cam belt every 30 odd K or every 3 years, check when yours was done, and attend to it if required - there are too many posts about trashed engines on here.....
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