Update... After much faffing i now have a registered copy of multiscan.
shows cam sensor fault(points go to susnye)
Also shows P0130 lambda sensor but not currently present.
I am now trying to decide between the followig.....
thermostat stuck closed or knackd waterpump or dead radiator maybe all 3.
drive her hard and she overheats..ease off and turn the heating on and she cools down.
top hose of rad seems to warm up with the engine. shouldn't it stay cold till the thermostat opens?
I am also worried that the previous owner may have cooked a head gasket.
no loss of coolant or water in the oil. just lots of steam from the exhaust which gets worse as she warms up.
It may be just cos it has been very wet and cold. I also do a lot of short stop start trips.
Apart from the starting issue and overheating she seems to run ok.
There is already a lot of work to do to get her good.
she was headed for the scrap yard when i got her. but i wanted a project.
Looks like i got one