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MB140D 2001 Coolant coming out of top tank. Replaced

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MB140D 2001
Coolant coming out of top tank .
Replaced thermostat, water pump .
Bottom hose not hot when coolant is hot .
What next to check .
It was donig this before I changed the parts Done 370000 ks
Any ideas ?
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Darren
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.

Hello

The other thing to try is a head gasket / block test kit if you haven't already as these take a coolant sample and analyse it for any signs of combustion gas - if present this would indicate the head gasket is on its way out

http://www.uktools.com/block-tester-p-12508.html

Also its possible the belt is slipping so its worth replacing its especially if the rubber ribs are cracked or it looks shiny on flat side of the belt - while its off check that the tensioner and other pulleys all spin freely the exception to this is the AC pump ( if fitted)

I'd also suggest ensuring that you've got all the air out of the system as this sort of episode can leave pockets of air trapped and prevent the coolant from circulating properly.

So check that the small hoses that run from the top of the engine and radiator that run back to the header / expansion tank are free flowing and not blocked

If these are OK then remove the tank pressure cap and run the engine from cold with the heater set to full hot

As the engine starts to warm, squeeze the large hoses running to the radiator to help displace any air - all the time keeping an eye on the level in the header tank, making sure it doesn't drop below the minimum and open any bleed screws built into the top cooling hoses - closing them off as soon as they start to gush water

Once the engine is up to temperature the tank should be quite full. Switch the engine off and leave it to cool

Then top up to the mark once its all cold and replace the cap

Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.

Hi

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