Cambelt, valves, water

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by species8350, May 30, 2009.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    Hi,

    I recently had my cambelt and a couple of valves replaced.

    I recently checked the oil level and found that the mechanic had put
    in more than I would have done.

    On checking the water level in the header tank, I found it low. It
    usually does not leak.

    Do you think that when the mechanic did the head and cambelt job that
    a water loss was likely.

    I thought I'd ask before blaming the mechanic.

    My guess is that somewhere during the dismantling, water was lost, and
    he forgot to replace it. I added about 600 cc.

    Thanks

    A
     
    species8350, May 30, 2009
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    species8350 Guest

    Forgot to mention

    Car is Pug 205 1.6 GTI
     
    species8350, May 30, 2009
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    Scavenger Guest

    Yes water usually comes out when the head is taken off.
     
    Scavenger, May 30, 2009
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  4. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    I thought so, 800 cc sounds about right.

    I was surprised that he forgot to replace it.

    I didn't notice untill I decided on a basic check. The temp of the
    water was normal, but then even if the expansion task is half empty
    there are still litres of water in the system.

    Best wishes

    A
     
    species8350, May 31, 2009
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    Bob Minchin Guest

    I'd be more concerned about changing that brake cylinder than worrying
    about the odd 800 cc of water!

    Bob
     
    Bob Minchin, May 31, 2009
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    Keith W Guest


    Water down and oil up. Your theory could be right or the head may not have
    been fully tightened and the water is migrating into the oil. I would keep
    an eye on it for a while if I were you. If the oil gets deeper and more
    water disappears......
     
    Keith W, Jun 1, 2009
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  7. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    Thanks

    I'll keep an eye on it.

    The work was done by an engineering company that specialises in this
    type of work. I hope they wouldn't make a mistake in head tightening.
    The oil looks like fresh clean oil, no obvious water contamination.
    Car runs well. But I'll check in a week and hopefully the water will
    be where I left it. If not, its back to the engineers.

    Best wishes

    A
     
    species8350, Jun 2, 2009
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  8. species8350

    Keith W Guest

    Thanks

    I'll keep an eye on it.

    The work was done by an engineering company that specialises in this
    type of work. I hope they wouldn't make a mistake in head tightening.
    The oil looks like fresh clean oil, no obvious water contamination.
    Car runs well. But I'll check in a week and hopefully the water will
    be where I left it. If not, its back to the engineers.



    Fingers crossed for you.
     
    Keith W, Jun 5, 2009
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