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    anyone that could give me some advice, my car is over heating, all the time. i've checked the obvious changed thermostart flushed the radiators, checked all hoses for leaks there are none, when i top it up with coolant i bleed the system as normal, then it would be ok for a while then the heaters go cold and engine temp goes up, but no signs of water in the oil , or oil in the water, this has happen'd a few times now. im scared to drive it incase i cause more damage im thinking it could be the head gasket, but engine runs mint and does not miss at all if anyone could give me some ideas i would be very greatfull thanks



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    How did it all start? When did it first overheat? Was it after a particular repair or incident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    How did it all start? When did it first overheat? Was it after a particular repair or incident?
    well i had not had any work done to it , i was driving normaly to work all of a sudden temp went up heaters went cold, spoke to a few people in motor factors and most of them said its the thermostart so i went along and bought one, changed that, had a few problems bleeding the system, took ages , it was ok for a bit then started doing it again so i got told it was an air lock in the cooling system , so i bleed the system again , then it was ok again ,now the problem is repeating all the time , i do the same procedure again and again, but i have noticed an oil leak underneath not majour cant see where its coming from tho, when i took car for an mot i asked him about the oil leak he said its nothing to worry about but theres never any pools of oil on the floor when i move the car and oil level does not drop left me baffled
    i bought this 1994 classic because i had my 2005 wrx written off, thanks mike



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    I'd have a garage pressure test the cooling system. If it passes, then suspect an air pocket indeed and keep burping the system. If it doesn't pass, you'll know why on the spot.

    I'm a bit amazed the guy signed off on a MOT and didn't identify the oil leak. The oil is likely unrelated to the overheating from what you've said so far, but I am still a bit underwhelmed by the MOT guy's response. Busy day I suppose.
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    yes that sounds like a good plan, is it likely that the head gasket could be cooked by the amount of times its over heated ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mikescooby View Post
    yes that sounds like a good plan, is it likely that the head gasket could be cooked by the amount of times its over heated ?
    Repeated overheating has never helped any head gasket, but it's best to methodically exclude things rather than worry about a worst case scenario immediately. Since you don't know what caused the first overheating incident, the problem could be anything. Start small and inexpensive and go from there.
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    yes next step pressure test i think that's all i got left to try, then go from there, thanks for your response its really made me think, people say get rid off it its costing you money all the time , but i cant see myself driving anything else as this is my 4th scooby now
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