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Heater tap = Overheating?

Dan_VX_Spac

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My mechanic told me that my heater tap was corroded and that i needed a new one.
While driving my car i realised that my car was overheating all the way to "RED"!!!. Was it overheating because i need a new heater tap? Or could it be more serious.
 

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My mechanic told me that my heater tap was corroded and that i needed a new one.
While driving my car i realised that my car was overheating all the way to "RED"!!!. Was it overheating because i need a new heater tap? Or could it be more serious.
It's probably due to lack of coolant dut to the leaking heater tap.
 

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Most prob coolant loss id try a new tap they are cheap enough but if you are a real tight ass you can just put a bit of straight through pipe where the tap is and see if she runs cooler!!!!
 

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Yeah i was going to get a new one. All new coolant was put in. I was drivin it home from the mechanics and it just started over heating which confused me
 

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Yeah i was going to get a new one. All new coolant was put in. I was drivin it home from the mechanics and it just started over heating which confused me
Did he bleed the system when you put new coolant in?
 

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I wouldnt have a clue. My brother is a mechanic and is goin to replace the heater tap and do it all properly tomorrow
 

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My guess is that the mechanic did not bleed the air out of the system and that can cause overheating.
 
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