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Hi new girl on the block

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  1. linette

    linette New Member

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    Hi new girl on the block who needs some help ! please ! :(
     
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    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    Got a new cooker?
     
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    Its cookin alright !
     
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    burn the freelander on it then :D
     
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    Freelander 1.8GS 51 plate hgf july last year skimmed pressure tested and new style head gasket put on, modified thermostat. Had problem lately of rising temp gauge, no loss of coolant, no oil in water or mayo in oil, bottom hose to radiator cold and radiator fans on, in car heater blowing cool air when idle hot when driving. Was suggested new thermostat , not been using the car didnt want to risk hgf again, put thermostat on yesterday , temp fine , heater blowing hot air when idle , took car for 1 mile spin temp gauge crept up to 3/4 mark reduced when slowing down , home safe , fans on full pelt bottom rad hose still cold, rad cold , coolant just about filling expansion tank with only little bubbling, top rad hose hot didnt want to touch, extension from top rad hose that connects to stat really hot at the top near the join but cooler nearer the bottom at stat joint could actually hold it and could feel water bubbling inside. inside car heater blowing cold air again while idle when fans where still running obviously this was the heat coming from the engine or rather lack of it. Was going check the inlet manifold valve but water trickles into expansion tank when running normally and spurts when accelerator pressed so thought the pivot valve was ok. Bleed screw at back of car to the heaters flows fine . Could it be the water pump ?? I'm no mechanic by the way just a woman who is fed up without her car and cant be bothered waiting on mechanic friends fitting me in so thought I'd tackle what I thought could be an easy job, any suggestions would be welcomed !
    Thanks
     
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    If I could drive it I would ,have already requested a large empty field, box o matches and can petrol !
     
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    either yer radiator is bunged up or yer water pump is fooked with a previous of HGF id suspect you have gotten a blocked radiator

    could even be something to do with the modified thermostat being stuck shut as i had that with an escort once over

    hope this helps there young missie :D:D:D:D
     
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    yu mite get better luck in the gaylander section.
     
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    Wot they sed^^^^^^
    Now you got help, show us ya tits.
     
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    subtile as a brick:doh::doh: but i likes it:D:D:D
     
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    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    Then I get distracted by some tart in a short skirt that gives me a boner and forget about it...
     
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    Well I int bothered about anyone sexually harassing me (except perhaps bigP) so I won't be sueing anybody.
     
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    What a bunch of idiots, fair enough if it was in the anything goes section but responding to a new user in need of help in that manner in this section is appalling. Now she probably thinks that not only are Landies crap (unfairly) but so are a lot of the enthusiasts (fair for her to assume).
     
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    hope yer not implying its me matey (check post #8 ):):)
     
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    No I certainly don't mean you, your response was what you would hope for as a newbie, hence my referral to a lot of enthusiasts and not 'all', I wouldn't want to include myself or the genuinely helpful forum members in the neanderthol bullsh**. Unfortunately, there seem to be too many on here who think they own the place just because they have posted several thousand times ( a small percentage of which I'll bet is help rather banter between themselves, of which incidentally I don't care about or disapprove).
     
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    Lighten up sunshine. How do you know what she thinks, you her shrink.
    PS. its bunch of idiots not a bunch IF idiots.
     
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    well you are right and we need to help and appreciate female landy owners / enthusiasts as theyre a verry rare thing nowadays :D:D
     
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    :welcome2: Sounds like a faulty water pump, thermostat or blocked rad. It sounds like circulation probs. If the water is circulating, which it is, then prob not the termostat. If you can borrow or replace the rad first it may fix the prob but if not it would point to the pump as being duff. Oh, welcome by the way. You will need quite a thick skin to post on this blog but I suspect most of the "offenders" are impotent or just frustrated. Hope their Mummies aint reading their comments!:eek:;)
     
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    I'm not your sunshine, I don't profess to read her mind, I'm saying I wouldn't blame her if she felt that way. There is a place on the site for that stuff where people go with fair warning to take whatever comes. That place is not in the welcome section. Thanks for the spell check.
     
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