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Hello all .

Hi everyone,
I've owned a Mk1 Berlingo for 6 years, looked after it, kept it clean & serviced & maintained it all myself,
it flew through it's last MOT, no problems.
I was taking my youngest son to work & while happily doing 70 mph on the A2, the temperature guage literraly
shot up to the red line & the' STOP' warning light came up, I pushed the clutch, stuck it in neutral & coasted to the hard shoulder, turned ignition off & back on to the first click so i could still steer, luckily i had enough momentum to roll into Bluewater Shopping Complex where my son works. Ilifted the bonnet & noticed straight away that the hoses had blown off the Matrix connection, I've had trouble with the matrix leaking in the past, ( already replaced it once, shortly after i bought the van ), easy sollution - I carry a piece of copper pipe & a couple of jubilee clips, so i 'by-passed' the matrix, waited for it to cool down & then refilled the Rad with water from a nearby pond, LOL . After a few more than usual turns it started up, great stuff, but unfortunately this was just the start of my problems.
Anyway, Hi again, I look forward to chatting & helping as much as i can with any problems you may have  Sad 

I'll continue the saga  in another thread, perhaps one of you could tell me where such stories are posted ?

All the best,  THE BADGE.    Big Grin
Mk1, 1.9D, Admiral Blue, 51 Plate.
Hi & welcome.What a lovely story to regale us with on joining.Hopefully your quick action has saved the cyl head gasket.Good luck & keep us posted.
Strawberry flavoured windows  Dodgy
Hello Badge and welcome.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP.  Persamos green.

Thanks for your welcome,
I shall add youy straight away to my Buddy List, ( when i get to grips with it ),
being a bit thick at mo.
followed instr for starting a new thread, but no 'New Thread ' logo on page ?
Mk1, 1.9D, Admiral Blue, 51 Plate.
Like I said, I will continue this story in the appropriate thread ,
LOL, When I find it.
Mk1, 1.9D, Admiral Blue, 51 Plate.

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