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Help HELP Water Leak????

Dont know where to start this really, so will apologise straight away if sounds wrong, I own a alfa 156 1.8ts, had overheating problems but nothing really major was informed either water pump or radiator, as it was due a cambelt change had the water pump done at same time, got it back from garage and was slightly better but radiator leaking, changed radiator still causing problems. Cant find leak whilst car is on drive (flat or ramps) reving it and cant find it, But and its a big BUT as soon as i drive it five hundred yards i can hear it leaking or rather gurgaling sound, any ideas r welcome as i have now ran out of ideas.
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Get a sniff test in the header tank to check if the head gasket has gone.
Is it loosing water or is it just the temp gauge making you think its overheating?
I've never heard of a car that gives audible indication thats its leaking! Now this may be a long shot but if the aircon is turned on that can often make a gurgling kind of noise from behind the dash.
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Try pressurising the cooling system, that way you'll be able to hunt around to track down the source of the leak. I'm a bit worried about the gurgling sound, though!
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