Help and advice needed
I recently bought a gtv v6. Drove great for first trip home ~60 miles.
Second journey was to the mot centre. Was going great until the guy asked me to restart the car. It wouldn't start and we pushed it out of mot centre. Just felt like a dead battery.
Long story short, the radiator developed a leak, the car heated up and needed to cool down before starting again. Why would this be?
The leak was minor so I limped the car home, only for it to become major, with a knocking noise at low down revs. Major worries, had I wrecked the engine?
Took it to mechanic, who fitted a new radiator, for me to drive and test, see if the knock was still there, which thankfully it wasn't. Unfortunately on the way home the temperature gauge dropped to 50deg. So I stopped and seen the bottom hose came off.
Has this happens to anyone else?
Anyone experienced the knocking noise when the car heated up?
Could the thermostat be goosed? (Although Temperature dial never went above 90deg once)
It's possible the mechanic didn't fit the hose correctly or maybe the pressure is getting too high.
Shame as I just bought the car and had great intentions of sprucing it up a bit.