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06 berlingo problem
Got a 06 berlingo 1400van and I noticed water dripping from behind the cat and exhaust right near the bung thing on the engine , then a mechanic told me it could be my head gasket so got some steel seal and a new thermostat and antifreeze put it all in and it made it worse on the leak and then started getting hot so fan run all the time now I've taken thermostat out totally so I could getnthe van home and it still dripped a bit , now the thing I noticed is when u take the bleed top off the heater hose it barely dribbles out and if you take the header tank top off it all over flows so what I'm asking is do you think
A?.head gasket gone
B..water pump failure
C .. Or both lol
If anyone has any clues or ideas please let me know
Hi Steve

Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear that you're having grief. Some more knowledgeable members will be along soon to offer some words of wisdom.
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Cheers mate hope so lol
sorry to hear your having these troubles! I will check my haynes tomorrow and see if it sheds any light, if it does ill post up what it says!

As chris said, there are mechanics and all sorts on here, so hang tight!
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If water comes from rear exhaust pipe, it's ok while engine is cold.
But if you'll find, in a future, coolant's lowering in expansion chamber, may be... you must replace head gasket.
In TU3 engine can be possible to replace head gasket because of overheating.
Most garages will be able to do a chemical test of the coolant which will confirm or disprove your suspicions, for about a tenner. This measures whether there is any exhaust gas present in your cooling system indicating HGF.

Have you looked at oil filler cap to see if there is any mayonaise like substance underneath it? An emulsion of oil and coolant...

Finally, did you bleed all air from cooling system on completion of anti freeze change/ thermo renewal?

Adam..2003..1.9D..LX..Silver Crew Cab Van.....
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
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Done the bleeding bit and no sludge on cap and the leak is behind the exhaust downpipe not from exhaust pipe itself
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Hi Biker,

Really is worth taking to a reputable garage. Is a good sign that you have no sludge though, could only be in the early stages of HGF if at all. Try this site to find a good un should be a fifteen minute job?!

Is the coolant circulating through the system? Run engine and check for coolant flow by squeezing hoses, especially up near the heater matrix. There could still be a blockage of some kind, generally coolant does drip from bleed screws though unless very hot 70c +.

Good Luck

P.S. how many miles has your van done mate?

P.P.S An old school trick... dip your finger in the water on the ground and taste it....if it tastes just like water/exhaust, all is well...if it tastes very sweet or bitter...then it is leaking coolant...a finger tip amount wont hurt you, plus if it was leaking coolant, you would smell has a very distinct odour about it
Adam..2003..1.9D..LX..Silver Crew Cab Van.....
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
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Not something daft like a leaking core plug is it by any chance???
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
(15-03-2011, 10:16 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  Not something daft like a leaking core plug is it by any chance???

Would have been my first thought given no mayo and the 'bung thing' description in the OP

53 plate 1.9d Multispace Forte

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