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Ariston Problems Until we turn the water off at the mains, it overflows continuously as a steady trickle. Any suggestions please before we call in a heating engineer?

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If you have to turn the water off at the mains it will probably be that the float valve rubber is worn out allowing water to keep flowing into the tank. Remove the float and the valve that it is attached to and replace the seat in the valve

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SOURCE: jag s type 2001 the water header tank burted en

Sometimes this bleed method is not enough.
Bleed air out of the very top water hoses on the engine (when cold!) whilst filling. Then run the engine for a short time, check tank level again and if required refill when cool enough to be safe, repeat this if water level drops in tank again. When water level in header tank stays constant run the car up to full temp. and see if problem is fixed. Then check level again when cool.

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If you have exhaust in your radiator that means that the head gasket or one of the cylinder heads has a blown gasket or warped or cracked head or heads,you need to get the heads removed to see whats the cause as for the coolair it could be the heater isnt turning in as the vents should still blow hot air when you turn the heat on,fix the heads first then sort the heater when the big problem is fixed

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SOURCE: Drained radiator added prestone Radiator flush refilled and started overheating, drained radiator replaced thermostat and now I get no heat from heater,Radiator water is hot

disconnect the heat hoses going into fire wall , put hose into one with pressure and flush as it sounds like it could be bloked in the heater core,the other thing that could be the problem be the hot ,cold switch as it restricts the flow to makes the heater hoter or colder , it might need tlc or replacing as it is manaul not elec

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