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Leebo

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I have something that may later become a problem to ask you guys.
The motor on my car runs very hot now it runs fine and everything but when you lift the bonnet after even only like 1min of running time it's frying and you can't work on it until about 10mins or so.

May i need to flush out my radiator or get a new one?
 

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That sounds like a water pump issue.
 

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Radiator and Fan wouldn't be playing a part in it if it's overheating in the first minute.

The three things I can think of are:
1)Waterpump
2)Thermostat
3)No water IN the cooling system.
 

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replace waterpump, flush system. then see how it goes
 

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How much is water pump worth? and a good flush
 

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My cars waterpump has just **** itself ... got the wobble and leaking coolant .. :(

waterpump costs like $90 and say $80 for labor ...
 

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Yea could be a few things, might not be holding pressure, thermostat, fan, waterpump may be even a headgasket. Diagnose the problem first before replacing things as you will just spend more money.

Ild get a mechanic to do a pressure test on your system, cost like $30 from memory.
 

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cat is new. it's the thermostat i will change it when i can be botherd
 
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