Hi all, you may have read my post a while back about me losing water following my engine conversion.
Anyway basically im getting through, say a litre of water every 4-5 days. I get no smoke from the exhaust, i've got no apparent leeks, no sludge in the header tank, no nothing. What i do appear to have is a small leek in the cap thread on the header tank, only very slight, and all this does is hiss very quietly when the engine is running and pressurised.
Also the water temp takes AGES to rise and when it does finally heat up it only goes to 80c at the most!?
So far i've changed the thermostat, smaller rad to try and stop cooling the water so much, run rad weld through incase there was a small leak in the heater matrix, and tightened all hose clips.
The water does seem to drop quicker when the fans are on, but there is no water in the car, and i cant see any water leaking from the pipes to the matrix in the engine bay!