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kelly88trd
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strange noise

Postby kelly88trd » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:22 pm

well lads was on lunch yesterday and had the ignition on in the car listening to the radio when i heard a strange noise,it sounds like its coming from the passenger foot well but not 100% sure,it sounds like bubbling in a pipe or something like that,its only there when the ignition is on and dissapears when the car is started.any ideas lads?

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Re: strange noise

Postby Altezzahead » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:41 pm

Its more than likely your aircon behind the dash which happens a lot . Mine does it ..... its trapped air in the system . There is a post somewhere on how to get rid of it . I'll try to find it as its easy to do. I've just being forgetting to do mine for ages.

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Re: strange noise

Postby Altezzahead » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:47 pm

Heres that post i mentioned

xnickx wrote:If it happens its air stuck in the water system.

You will need to burp the system to ensure the air bubble doesnt get stuck somewhere and cook your engine!

Steps:
Park your car somewhere flat
Undo the radiator cap (when car is cold)
Start engine
Turn the heater on to full heat (HOT) and fans to MAX
Let the car idle till the water temp has warmed up
Top up any coolant that goes down in the radiator from the bubbles that pop up.
Then just refit the radiator cap.

Heaters work with the coolant so turning the heaters on will just ensure the whole water system is flowing, and warming the car up just ensures the thermostat opens so that again, the whole water system is flowing, the bubbles of trapped air in the system will come out at the radiator as its the highest point of the cooling system.

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Re: strange noise

Postby a2pen » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:04 pm

mine used to do that. did as it says been perfect ever since. great step by step tried and tested thumbs up

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Re: strange noise

Postby kelly88trd » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:48 pm

Did as you said and all sound since,cheers :D

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Re: strange noise

Postby Sully89 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:25 pm

Had noticed a bubbling on mine with the engine running and didnt really think much of it, had the bonet open yesterday after an oil change with the engine running and added a bit of water and coolant to the radiator and its made a huge difference, good little fix, cheers.


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