2000 Vauxhall Astra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 202000 miles
hi, I have a 1.6 16v astra esate.
i forgot to top up the antifreeze & during the cold weather all the water froze in the car. I went to start it & it broke the water pump & put a hole in the radiator. Replaced both but when I replaced the water pump oil came out. Checked the dipstick for the oil & it was empty. Haven't started the car, is it something drastic or something simple like head gasket.
Could be a blown headgasket or a cracked head/block. Replace coolant and oil to correct levels and run vehicle and check for leaks. Pressure test cooling sytem and compression test cylinders !
January, 31, 2010 AT 11:54 AM
Ran it for a while & it started sounding tappity
water bottle is full of oil & not much oil left in engine according to dipstick (did this after car cooled down)
small amount of white smoke coming out of exhaust & also noticed this was full of oil
also noticed a small leak at top of head leaking down to manifold cover
February, 7, 2010 AT 4:00 AM
Sounds like you may have cracked the cylinder head i'm afraid.