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Kevin, UK Car Mechanic
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Experience:  Diagnostic technician at vw /audi specialist
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Oh, the coolant in my skoda fabia keeps going down, and when

Customer Question

oh, hi the coolant in my skoda fabia keeps going down, and when that happens the whole engine shadders once coolant replaced -it stops shaddering
JA: How many miles on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: is it head gasket? 47 thousand I have done approx 500 miles in the past 4 months or so
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: skoda fabia 2009
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no, intend to take to garage
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i dont know what else to say. nothing else to say
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Kevin replied 8 months ago.

Hi I'm Kevin this doesn't necessarily mean head gasket has failed . The reason that the engine runs bad without colony is because it's getting too hot . The leak could be anywhere in system it will need to be pressure tested to find cause . Radiators are common to leak on these

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
How much could it cost to test and fix?
Expert:  Kevin replied 8 months ago.

To test around half an hours labour so average is around £45 to fix depends on the cause if it is the radiator average is around 200-350

Expert:  Kevin replied 8 months ago.

Please remember to rate my service and let me know if you need anything else at all