191bhp n 336ft
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
got a few problems on my jtd 136bhp, any ideas?
where should i start lol
since i brought the car i have notice that my colante kept's evaporating i have top it up 3 times with about 1.5l of water everything time. car temp is gd gets to 90 them goes down to about 75/80 in moving traffic or queuing it never over-heated in my hands. there is no signs of water mixing with oil, have look for leaks cant see anything when car is stop, all pipes feel normal and hot ish.
well, today i had the cambelt done at my local private alfa garage been there before no problems what so ever. well this time everything gone as normal apart from: there wasnt much water in the engine when he toke the water pump off ( about 500ml of water come out) even so i had topped it up sunday with about 1l and only did about 60 miles. we found it odd but there was no signs off any leaks. he put everything together, new pump , new cambelt kit, new auxilary belt n 2nd hand auxilary tensioner done 5k. started the car sounded normal apart from a click click noise every 3/4s but then the click noise stop but everything i moved the steering the click noise was back, so he said was the steering pump,check oil was a about half the tank. well paid the bill n gone home but before i got home i lost the power steering ( was fun trying to get home and park the 'tank'). open the bonnet was found the auxilary belt out of is place.
now why did it happen: was it coz the steering pump failed and made it jump of is place or was due to the 2nd tensioner?
about the magic water what do u guys reckon is the problem: block radiator, thermostat is broken, or maybe head gasket?