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Sincerely, thanks for all the advice (although belatedly - i've had some trouble accessing the site).
I took a trip down to my trusted local garage and they ran a 'hydrocarbons' test (i think) over the coolant vessel and concluded that the head gasket was fine. They even waved the usual £5 charge. How happy was I!!
I've checked the
cap since and all the mayo has since evaporated. Been doing my 45min round trip all week without a hitch. I've put it down to the previous owner doing short runs.
Ironically, on my way to the garage some git in a 4x4 knocked my wing mirror into kingdom come but only a small charge for some replacement glass in comparison: to what could have been.
Good to hear they have excluded the head-gasket theory. You SHOULD be VERY happy.
I would still go for an & filter change after an engine flush if I were you though. It sounds like your filter may be pretty blocked by now.
So it isn't still losing coolant?
Currently in vass20's garage:
Citroen Relay 2.2 HDi + Citroen C4 1.6 HDi EGS