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Tag: cooling system repair

29
May

Holden Commodore Coolant leaks

The Holden Commodores with the 3.8 V6 engine is a vehicle I see regularly, today was a VT model. During a service I always pressure test the cooling system to check for coolant leaks. This time it presented a couple of different coolant leaks. A cracked radiator – cracked down the side tank which is made from plastic. Also the heater tap

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21
May

Toyota 1HZ cracked head

The Toyota landcrusier with a 1HZ engine can be a reliable workhorse.  But they do not like being over heated.  This Landcruiser in Parkwood which I have to repair this week had been overheated due to a leaking radiator.  A common fault with the 1HZ engine is the cylinder head cracking between the valves with overheated.  Also cracking between the

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19
May

Stop leak additives – Beware

Today we saw a Holden Commodore with a common adult – a failed heater tap leaking coolant. This is a very common failure and easily fixed. A kit was installed which has the new heater tap and all 4 hoses with new clamps. When I went to fill the radiator with new coolant I found the tank filled with mud?

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