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Re: renault kangoo 655 d

We have a petrol Kangoo which has the same problem.

We have topped up from cold as per the instructions to reduce the chance of an airlock.
The garage we use has told us that the cylinder head gasket is OK.
But occassionally (e.g. once every 4 months or so) we get the problem that it boils over. The engine doesn't need to have been under any load it just decides to vent steam.

If anyone has any thoughts as to cause we would appreciate hearing from them. It happened again this afternoon (Wednesday) and so will go back into the garage Friday (earliest opportunity).
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Re: renault kangoo 655 d

You may have a faulty thermostat. If it stays shut when it should be open (ie at normal running temperature) the engine temperature will keep going up until the coolant boils, pressurising the system and venting to the filler. You can check by feeling if the radiator is cold when the system is overheating. The thermostat should open allowing the coolant to circulate through the radiator.
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Re: renault kangoo 655 d

Here in Sunny Belgium, I have a 1998 Kangoo 1.9 D65 which has been showing similar issues to what is said in this thread, but I think the problem has been figured out.

1) Change the thermostat. It's an easy one to figure out if it's banjacked or not, take off the header tank cap and start up the engine. Once the temperature gauge gets slightly over the "middle", before the electric fan kicks in, you should see the water returning to the header tank. If you don't see that, the stat's dead.

2) Header tank filler cap. Over-pressurising can happen because the pressure relief valve in the cap is stuck, causing an airlock in the header tank itself. Take cap off, work the relief valve up and down with a screwdriver and a good squirt of WD40, then get some hot, soapy water into a sink/basin/whatever and drop cap into that. Leave to soak for a couple of hours, working the relief valve as before every now and then to get the gunk out. When finished, you should be able to push the relief with a finger without any feeling of it sticking. If not, repeat process or buy a new cap.

That should cure the airlock in the header tank, sort out the circulation problems, etc. It did with mine anyway, but now I have to sort out a couple of pipes joints which are leaking due to the over pressure which means replacing what is likely to be a 16 year old water pipe.

C'est la vie!
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Re: renault kangoo 655 d

I just after buying a kango 1,9 2002 great van. does any one have one
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