help overheating: 2ltr GTV
hello, sorry if this is covered, but i need to fix this by the weekend!
What would you be changing first?
Driving back from Silverstone at the weekend, the water light was on (checked water, it was fine), bit later the car cut out, coasted to a stop. Checked, hardly any oil (check regularly, doesnt use much at all), water still level up. Topped up oil, carried on, about 6 miles of gentle driving later, cuts out again.....
This time: engine seemed very hot, top rad tube hot, radiator cold, bottom tube cold. So obviously a circulation problem, must have a cut out at certain temp? Assuming temp caused the missing oil.
Had to ditch and train it back, then get it recovered
Other symptoms recently....
Intermittent water light on for a few months (but had been off for a while)
Temp gauge not been great, seemed to take ages to get to temp and not register much when it did
No oil around engine or under car found
So i'm thinking either water pump, thermostat, or blockage.
Anyone with GTV knowledge care to take a guess? Is it worth replacing water pump and thermostat? Car has done 62K (60K service done)
Thanks for looking/reading