Question about 2003 Kia Rio
Heres what happened.. some body didn't put the cap on the radiator properly and yes the car really over heated... it was driven a couple of kilometres back home and now there is a real bad tapping noise coming from the top of the motor, I have a suspicion that the seals on one or more of the tappets (lifters) has been damaged (basicly cooked) or the worse case is that the aluminium head has been warped. The Head gasket seems to be okay, no water in the sump & water vapour spewing out the exhaust its summer in Australia at the moment
Yeah it is your heads if there is water vapor coming out your heads are gone out not the gasket but the heads themselves and it is a very long process to replace them unfortunately as for the noise this is actually a seperate related issue due to the over heating the lifters are probably stuck also since it got really hot the oil most likely has broken down so I would also change the oil is there water in the oil ?
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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