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why do bongos use water and overheat before i buy one

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why do bongos use water and overheat before i buy one
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

what tends to happen is one of the coolant hoses tend to burst, so the vehicle loses its coolant

which then warps the cylinder head - hence a new gasket required, or introduces a slow leak

carefully check over the condition of the hoses on the example you're interested in as they can degrade around the back of the engine where it gets hot in the engine bay

replace any that look ' mottled' or feel soft on the surface
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