I had a pre purchase inspection of a 2007 PT Cruiser
. The auto shop where I had the inspection had high marks/ratings. The inspection just came back with a lot of catch up with routine maintenance.
I get the oil changed, and then hit the road.
I purchase the car, and then drive it 50 miles, then when I get off the freeway the Radiator
Reservoir starting boiling. While I was waiting for it to cool, the oil stick was showing plenty of fluid. I pulled over and stopped to let it cool down for a bit, until I moved another few more miles where I stopped for the night. I went to purchase BARS head gasket sealer. I used half as instructed by the product, completed the instructions and stopped for the night.
I came back today with a new radiator cap, and radiator additive to lower the temperature, and added antifreeze. I drove the car 50 plus miles no over heating, and ran just fine. Could part of my issue been the defective radiator cap, and low coolant?