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There is a risk of engine damage if the engine was driven with no coolant, I would expect you to have noticed a power loss as the engine overheated if it was to the point where damage may occur. Did you notice any running issues during/just prior to noticing the coolant has been lost?
No the car at the moment runs fine and before the warning light appeared the car was running ok
Ok, well if it's running OK now, it is a very good sign. Overheating can cause the cylinder head to warp which will cause head gasket failure, this generally will show signs almost instantly such as misfiring, oil in coolant, coolant in oil, loss of compression etc.. based on what you say I think you have avoided any serious damage.The best way to check is simply keep an eye on the oil and coolant, if there is a lot of yellow gunk on the oil filler cap its a sign of coolant in the oil which is sure sign of head gasket problem. A small amount of this gunk is normal, especially if you do short trips, this is just moisture in the oil. I would advise you to keep an eye on it over the next month or so in case of delayed gasket failure
I think the hose was not fitted properly by the body repair shop as they would have had the radiator off to replace the parts I think.there is no other reason the hose would come off. If there is a problem, later with the engine then I believe it would be down to them to stand any damage. It was a my insurers approved repair garage.i will ring them tomorrow and no doubt they will deny it. Thanks input.
No problem, if it was the repairers fault they are responsible , its difficult to get them to admit this but ultimately yes, they are liable damage.I hope I’ve provided the information you were seeking. If you need more help, please use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If you do not require further assistance, kindly rate my service. Thank you, Ross.