Hi all please help driving me mad,
My misses has got a 316 compact on a w reg think its a 1999 model listed below is problem one.
After a journey sometimes the car acts as though it has overheated and the radiator starts throwing water out of the radiator and steam pours out the radiator this only happens and is noticeable when u park up and this only occurs sometimes other times it is fine no problems at all I have removed radiator changed thermostat and cleaned radiator made sure there was no leaks and put it all back together it was fine for about a month and it has now started happening all over again while this is going on the temp needle in the car stays in the middle weird i know the heater works fine as well but when it completely runs out of water the heater goes cold but as soon as u put water into it its fine. I just dont understand i have checked for air locks sorted all that out but the problem still happens.
Problem 2 there is a oil leak somewhere at the bottom part off the engine and I just cannot for the life of me find the leak it is bad as u would have to top it up with oil around every two to three weeks there is no burning smell or anything like that just a leak it it would leak even if the car was parked up so i would say it leaks when u are driving it. The lower front end of the engine is coated in oil please someone help me out.
as for problem 1 could it have something to do with the water pump could it be the cause of the mysterious water problems i am having ?????????????????