Mechanics

WATER FLOWING IN THE EXPANSION BOTTLE

2000 Vauxhall Astra

Engine Cooling problem
2000 Vauxhall Astra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 95000 miles

Hi everybody, this is my first time on here, so please bear with me if I do things wrong.

I am considering buying a Astra Estate 1.7 DTI 16V with 95000 miles on Clock. It appears to be in reasonable condition, and the Engine sounds nice, but whilst I was looking under the Bonnet I noticed that there was Water constantly flowing through the Expansion Bottle. I ran it for approx. 15 minutes and the Temperature gauge hardly moved, less than 1/4 on gauge, although there was warm air coming out of the Blowers.

Is it normal to see water flowing through the Bottle?

I couldn't take it for a test drive today, but i'm going back later in the Week.

Any kind of feed back would be greatly appreciated.

BING.
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BING59
December 28, 2009.



Could be radiator cap not holding pressure. If in doubt ask to have vehicle checked out by a repair facility. The cost may save in the price paid or repairs down the road.

Docfixit
Dec 28, 2009.