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Old 06 Dec 2011, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bugeye 2.0 GX non turbo losing water???

Hi all, need a bit advice... Iv got a 2001 bugeye 2.0GX non turbo and recently it seems to be losing water, im having to top it up once a week... Theres no obvious symptoms of head gasket failure ie oil in water, lumpy running, overheating, heaters are still blowing hot, temperature guage sits just right... im not losing dluids from the radiator either and theres no leaks... could this be down to a blockage of some sort???
any ideas would be greatly appreciated!???
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Old 06 Dec 2011, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check interior footwell carpets in case heater matrix in dash might be leaking
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Old 06 Dec 2011, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check interior footwell carpets in case heater matrix in dash might be leaking
would that effect the water level?? what r the symptoms of that? funnily enough i got in the car a few weeks ago and the heaters wouldnt come on full when i started the car, on full speed they were hardly on, but a few seconds later they kicked in so i thought nothing of it, could that have anything to do with it??
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Check interior footwell carpets in case heater matrix in dash might be leaking
Just checked, the carpets are bone dry.
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 09:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Quick update...
Had it in my mates garage and he noticed Rad weld in the expansion bottle and a tiny little hole, we removed the bottle, took the rad weld out and plastic welded it, fingers crossed thats all it was!
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Sounds like you have it sorted mate
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 10:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sounds like you have it sorted mate
I hope so mate!!!
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Old 11 Dec 2011, 12:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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update: the bottle still got a small leak so not as bad as it was, been looiing on ebay for a expansion bottle to replace it but non so far, asked a few people breaking them so fingers crossed! until then i just gotta keep topping it up i supose.
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