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have a corsa 1.2 16v just had timing belt replaced 3 weeks

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have a corsa 1.2 16v just had timing chain replaced 3 weeks ago . burning smell for past week thought it was clutch until i discovered the radiator bottle was completely dry so i filled it. drove a few miles and a noise similar to timimg chain started sounding like a diesel car or as though tappets had gone.oil is light brown and steam coming out when take oil cap off is it the cylinder head? full engine rebuild or something not so serious?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.

Mark :

Hello, my name is Mark and I will try help you with this.

Mark :

It does sound like you have a head gasket problem.

Mark :

What you need to do is first have the cooling system pressure checked to see if y

Mark :

there are any visible leaks.

Mark :

If none visible then the leak will be internal and most likely the head gasket.

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how do i check the pressure?

Mark :

You need a special tool to connect to the expansion tank and then apply pressure to the system.

Mark :

If you do it yourself, you will need to buy the tool.

Mark :

Most garages have this tool so they can also do it for you but will probably charge you for the test.