mintykev

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About mintykev

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  1. HI ALL, I'VE GOT A P REG 1.4 GOLF L. I HAD MY CYLINDER HEAD GASKET REPLACED ON TUESDAY 3rd MAY 2011. SINCE THEN, WHEN THE ENGINE IS UP TO TEMPERATURE, THE OIL LIGHT COMES ON WHEN TICKING OVER, BUT AS SOON AS I TOUCH THE ACCELERATOR IT GOES OFF. MATES RECKON ITS THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, BUT THE OIL LIGHT NEVER CAME ON BEFORE. ITS HAD NEW OIL, 10W40, AND OIL FILTER. ANY IDEAS PLEASE???? ALSO, THE GARAGE HASNT FLUSHED THE PIPES AND RADIATOR VERY WELL, ANY SUGGESTIONS WHATS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE OLD OIL FROM THE COOLING SYSTEM PLEASE??? THANKS. KEV. c.stockley2@ntlworld.com
  2. Please help!!!! Golf mk3

    I have a 1997(p) 1.4 golf L. bought it 3 mths ago, after a few days, eng temp light started flashing, so i topped up coolant, everythin ok for a week then same again, spoke to the guy at local garage, he said theres oil in the coolant tank, could be head gasket gone, or the head gasket may have been replaced in past, and system wasnt flushed thru properly. havent had ANY running probs at all, no symptoms of anything wrong whatsoever, apart from having to top coolant up every week. dont wanna get head gasket replaced until i KNOW that it is the gasket. has anybody had the same prob, or any know how on this.......as you may have guessed i'm not very good on engine knowledge... PLEASE HELP!!!!! THANX. KEV.
  3. hi all, just joined the site after endless mind numbing googling!! i had oil in my engine coolant tank, and was told by local garage that either my head gasket has gone, or it had gone sometime in the past and been replaced, but the system hadn't been flushed after. so i got a new tank and this has since got oil in. the car is running perfectly, and has been for the three months since i first noticed the oil. i have to keep topping coolant up about once a week. the electric fan kicks in now and again but not all the time, not going above halfway on temp gauge, and absolutely no symptoms of anything wrong.................any suggestions please. thanx. kev