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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
Category: UK Car
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Kubota 4cyl diesel eng. has overheated befor. replaced head

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kubota 4cyl diesel eng. has overheated befor . replaced head and gasket. ran 4 months. heard a noise shut off noticed it was getting hot. wouldnt start back. later when cool started, had exsesive blowbuy. over heated in about 10 min.
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: we keep a close eye on things everything was fine.intill he heard the noise. i will follow the steps to check engine, just afraid that bottom end of engine is going bad
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: drill rig with kubota diesel . havent seen it yet. towed it back late friday night
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.


This sounds quite likely that you may have popped the head gasket

So the thing to try is a head gasket / block test kit 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

Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.


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