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    Engine : 3.0 CDTI

    Year : 12/03

    Default Header tank problem V6DTi

    Eh, yet another thread about my problems lol

    Today's problem seems to be around coolant. It looks like there is an air lock somewhere in the system. I'm losing coolant, the cap takes a lot of turns to tighten, oil and coolant are not mixing.

    There is nothing or very little amounts of fluid coming from the top hose on the header tank.
    The engine is not overheating.

    Any suggestions?

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    Bump!

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    Drain and fill it again with the heater on hot?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    If you're losing coolant and the cap takes a lot of turns to tighten, maybe the threads on the cap are damaged - could be worth buying a new cap.

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    I had this sort of problem this week, turned out I had to have a new water pump fitted as it was leaking from there, but only when hot and on the move. The car never over heated and would go 250-300 miles before the low coolant light would come on.

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    anyone knows what the difference between header tanks Y30DT and Z30DT ?
    in the beginning both have header tank part number 13 04 236.
    then Z30DT changed to part 13 04 612, same as Z28NEL, Z28NET
    and now part number 13 04 612 is changed to 13 04 274.

    maybe it's time to change that old Y30DT header tank to new part? maybe it cause all the problems

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    look at that http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...=163564&page=5

    i know it's saab 2.8, but the same header tank part number GM 12842086 (opel 13 04 274)
    what do you think about these hoses. crossed or not?

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    Every time I have had the coolant replaced the coolant cap was replaced at the same time

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    Just a quick suggestion with a problem I had with mine.. how far are you filling it? I went to Opel after a new header tank fitting as coolant kept coming out of the overflow hose.. They said it was an air lock and they had to use a 'special tool' to fill it with coolant.. turns out that I was over filling it and they mugged me off for 60 bucks.. :

    If its the same tank as the 2.8 Petrol engine which is not see through, it only needs filling upto the half way point where the seam for the two moulds is. I learnt the expensive way. Give it a go anyway. rockon:

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    i think Celes have an old style header tank.
    just like that


    but new


    i have the same problems with coolant. no leaks, no smoke, no overheating.
    i have changed termostat, coolant and header tank cap.

    that is why i'm thinking about to change to new style header tank and hoses

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