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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

You will blow a gasket if you drive it.  This happened to me after a service. The mechanic cleaned the engine with a powerhose and I would say it broke some clips holding water pipes in place.
Why was your mechanic cleaning your engine with a power hose?? 


Said there was grease and oil on it and that a power hose would clean it up.  I cant be sure but I suspect he broke a clip which cause the water pipe to come into contact with the hot metal of the engine which ruptured it.
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There's grease and oil on your engine, let me power hose that off for you LOL
 
He should have just used a blow torch to burn it off
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Was an Eastern European lad.  I dunno. He's a mechanic. Big bastard as well.
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Oil and water don't mix. So the water wouldn't be effective.

     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Oil and water don't mix. So the water wouldn't be effective.

 
Maybe he thought the water would get under the oil and help lift it off.
 
Not only that but there is wiring, fuses, clips hoses etc. you're literally asking for trouble by blasting them all with a power washer
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Does he take the Revolut card?
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Does he take the Revolut card?


Yes. You have to swipe it through his arse crack
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Folks, got the car serviced the other day and appeared to be nothing wrong with it. Driving home from work today and car stalled coming up to a roundabout. Eventually got it going again but when I got home noticed the bonnet was very hot. 

Seemed  like there was no engine coolant in it. Bought some new stuff and filled it up. Coolant was between the min and max. Went for a 5 min drive there an hour ago and when I got home I noticed that it looked like the coolant was empty again. 

Haven’t a clue about this kinda stuff so wondering, should the coolant level go down that fast or does it basically just circulate around the engine?
No, you’ve a leak. A coincidence I’d imagine with the timing of the service. 
Bring it to a garage ASAP before you do damage to the car 
Brought to the mechanic this morning and he said he couldn’t see a leak. He did notice foam where you put the coolant in. Opened it there before leaving work and seems fairly foamy 
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Is it a VW, or one of their extended family (Audi, Skoda, Seat)  by any chance ? 


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No it's a Ford Fiesta. Was filled up with coolant yesterday and completely empty this morning. Lad told me in work there's something you can buy to plug up any holes temporally? Like a coolant mixed with pieces of iron or something. 
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Mine was like that before, was a tiny pin sized hole in the pipe that was causing it. Took a bit of finding
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Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

No it's a Ford Fiesta. Was filled up with coolant yesterday and completely empty this morning. Lad told me in work there's something you can buy to plug up any holes temporally? Like a coolant mixed with pieces of iron or something. 


Probably a Scottish lad talking about Irn Bru
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