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Grrrrr. Had the car a day and all of a sudden it loses power. Sounds like its running on only 3 cylinders. Also noticed that the water in the reservoir had raised quite a bit.

All pies to and from radiator felt hot and temp gauge was normal inside the car.

Car is off to the garage on Monday for new cam, variator and thermostat.

Any idea what my new prob could be? (thinking it may be the thermo but thought I would ask here first)


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The coolant in the expansion tank will be a bit above max when the car is warm as it expands with the heat!
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Its more than a bit above. Its right at the top of the tank. also smells a little stagnant
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Get the garage to check the coolant for exhaust gases, as it may be the head gasket has failed. Also get the water pump changed whilst the engine is apart as this may be the cause.

Other common causes are the cooling fan not coming on, stuck closed stat or a failed radiator.

It may just be something simple though like water or oil in the spark plug wells causing the missfire, and the coolant rising may be something else, like an airlock.

Good luck..

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