MY CAR IS A 1

  • Tiny
  • saxplayer
  • 2001 Vauxhall Astra

My car is a 1.7 dti just put a recon engine in when first started smoke came out of the water reservois and when I put the cap on it started to whistle until I released the cap again. Do you have any ideas what this might be. Thank you

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 AT 9:58 PM

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  • mhpautos
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Smoke or steam? You may have an air lock in the cooling system, ensure that it is bleed of air first.

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 11:03 AM
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I am not sure if it is smoke or steam I think smoke as it comes out when first started to make sure how can I bleed the air out of the system? Thank you again

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 1:02 PM
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Have car on incline nose high if you can, add coolant to top of tank open heater and run till system at normal temp and heater is hot, see how you go, by the way I play a tenor sax my self.

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 8:16 PM

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