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Author Fear its a headgasket issue, any help welcomed
MatthewR
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Registered: 21st Oct 02
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19th Sep 17 at 13:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hello all,
my younger brother recently purchased a 57 plate Astra Sri 1.8 alls been fine until recently, i popped round earlier and drove it, everything appeared normal until i joined the dual carriageway and put my foot down to join lane, i could feel it struggle a bit and then i noticed a cloud of smoke in the rear mirror, it only did that one time but he says its been doing it pretty much every journey now
Ive checked cap and no signs of gunk or white yogurt looking stuff, water level seems ok although he said it was empty when he bought it he just filled it up
any help before he decides to either get rid or foot a bill
Cheers lads
Tiger
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Registered: 12th Jun 01
Location: Nuneaton Drives:Clio 182 Cup
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20th Sep 17 at 09:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What colour was the smoke?
MatthewR
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30th Sep 17 at 16:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

white
Tiger
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1st Oct 17 at 20:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Definitely seems like water being combusted then?
michael north
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i had this issue with breather and vacuns fitted incorrectly on a x18xe!
michael north
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x16xe sorry
monkeytwizzel
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10th Oct 17 at 21:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fill the expansion tank right up and with the cap off run the engine to see if there is air passing through.
Might have to get someone to hold the revs up a bit while you look.

 
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