2007 rocam motor overheated

Asked by Sep 18, 2017 at 11:57 PM about the 2007 Ford Ka

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi all.
The bottom radiator pipe came off after a long
drive, the Ford Ka does not have a heat gauge so
my first warning of something wrong was tappet
noise. It was too dangerous to stop so I drove it
like this for about 5 km or so and when I arrived at
the petrol station the car cut out. I reattached the
radiator pipe and tried filling it up with water and
that's when the gasket blew. I know I have to get
the head skimmed but is there any another
damages I could expect to fix?

2 Answers


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Depends how hot the engine was. Try the head gasket first. depending how hot the engine git , the head might just need resurface or a light skim. On these cars with no temp gauge, I would recommend you have a Cylinder Head Temp (CHT) Gauge fitted as an extra. These CHTs pick up the Engine Temperature from a sensor that is fitted from the hottest part of the engine, usually the spark plug. The Plug is removed and this sensor fits between the Plug and the Cyl Head. I think Smiths Gauges have them

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