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    Default Car heating problem... Lancer experts

    Dear All,
    I have lancer 97 auto... 1300cc... problem is that car heats up very quickly fans are direct ... even then needle goes to the middle after driving for half an hour or so...
    and water level in radiator also lowers...
    a mechanic told me there is a problem with gaskit and it will be replaced and also that head need facing... he showed me water bubbles being made at rediator opening and said its a gaskit prob...

    have check leaks also... does seem to be any.... ll changing the pipes help... pls suggest... wat to do
    pls also any good lancer mechanic in isb/rwp...
    and also where to get a good gaskit, incase required...

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    Dont use water ... Only use good coolant ... ill recomend ...


    Other pakwheelers will help u also ...


    But same thing happened to my mehran when i had it ...


    I used to put simple water it got overheated ... So i tried coolant ... and it was awesome on it ... ...
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    If the level of coolant in the radiator lowers and there are no external leaks, then the problem is definitely a blown head gasket. The mechanic is right.
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    @its_me

    As your mechanic have already shown u bubbles coming from radiator when engines is start then definately u needs to replace head gaskit.
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    well yes it might be gaskit problem. well samething happened with my lancer 2005, 1300cc, the fans used to run regularly and also the car got lill heated up. so just got the temperature guage changed. but here one xtra problem is that water also becomes less.....
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    Hello!
    Use Coolant....! its best to be used as coolant.....!
    well if head gasket is blown.....replace it as soon as you can before anything else got damaged internally.....bcz when head gasket is blown.....water mostly mix with oil and as a result Oil loses its viscosity and can't lubricate.....! so it might cause crank to be ceased.....so get it replaced as soon as you can...don't run engine.....get it all checked and replace gasket.....!
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    @All
    thanks a lot of your replies...
    potential problem was identified... a pipe from water body to engine was rusted and was leaking... it was replaced...
    now running on one fan... but tremperature needle still goes up... mechanic says its Ok now... he said that gaskit is fine as it does not throughs water out...
    got the thing fixed last night... than ran the car lil fast for 5 - 10 mins... trying to heat it up... the temp needle went up a lil .... chkd the water level in rediator ... it was normal...

    only thing concerning me is that fan is direct then why is needle going up... it should be floored all the time...
    pls suggest

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    well forgot to mention one thing... this one is another mechanic... not the one told me abt gaskit thing...

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    First of all. The temp needle is not supposed to stay that low. The normal position is at the centre or just below it. That is how the manufacturer intended it to be, to keep the engine at proper operating temperature. But our local mechanics think they are smarter than Japanese techs and thus they make the fan direct to get rid of overheating problems instead of getting to the root of the problem and trying to fix it. It's the easy way out for them. I see it happening with every other car because mechanics don't want to waste time diagnosing the actual problem.

    Now that the leak has been fixed I would suggest that you replace with coolant and switch the radiator fan back to auto.
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    @whiteangel
    very right... 90 % of used cars i have seen have direct fans... i ll make it auto after my trip to lhr this weekend... just to be on safe side during the trip that engine does not overheats....

    any other suggestions on the issue pls... and which coolent ll be better...

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    As far as coolant goes you can try the Caltex orange coolant. The usual ones available in the market are green. I use honda coolant in my car, it's expensive (Rs.400 per litre) but since coolant lasts several years, I don't really mind the one time expense. Keep in mind that there are two types of coolants. Type 1 and Type 2. Type one you need to add water to. The usual coolant-water ratio is 50-50. Type 2 is premixed and you don't need to mix it with water before adding it to the radiator. Read the label before you buy.

    Also, here's a tip for you that is a lifesaver during an overheating emergency. If the car overheats due to any issue. Turn your heater on, turn the knob all the way to hot and turn the recirculate button to let external air in. The heater core acts like a small radiator and if the fan on your radiator fails to work or your car overheats due to any other problem, the heater will function like a back-up radiator and will lower the temperature and allow you to continue to drive at low speed without getting the car overheated.
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    @whiteangel
    Thanks a lot... that was a real good tip...

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