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Can anyone helpme before i go to my local rip off garage. I have just bought a 1996 landrover discovery v8i es. the car is immaculate and has been well cared for. On my way home the tempreature gauge went high so i pulled over. There was a bubbling noise comming form my expansion tank and water was trying to escape out of the cap. I took it to my local garage who advised me that theas cars have cylinder head problems. He had a quick look and said that the heads looked like they had been of very recently and work done on the car. There is no smoke and the engine sounds beautifull. My heater does not work in the car as well and i was wondering if they are linked?? He said that he would have to spend time looking at it and it it could be costly. My friend said it could be a thermostat sticking, a blocked radiator, or even just the radiator cap. the oil is fine and the wate does not appear to have oil in it it just looks a bits rusty looking not alot just like it needs cleaning. I hope someone can advise as the local garage is looking like he is rubbing his hands and being a woman i think he thinks he is getting a couple of grand out of me. thank you..

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Go to a good garage and tell them to run a co2 test ,it is simple test where you take off the radiator cap start the engine , hold a vile over the cap opening if co2 is getting back to the radiator the solution in vile will change color and this is head gasket problem . if not could be thermostat or cap a good garage can test caps with pressure tester if good cange t-stat

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