Back pressure through water reservoir cap.
2010 Citroen C3 1.6hdi picasso

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ian burkinshaw
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Oct 22, 2020 (6 months ago)
have done head gasket as suggested.still have problem with water spewing through reservoir cap.can only stop this when opening thermostat bleed.new thermostat?new water pump?..

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Car: Citroen C3
Variant: 1.6hdi picasso
Model Year: 2010
Category: Leaks & Noises
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whittingehame
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18,655 points

Oct 22, 2020 (6 months ago)
Thermostat should have been checked when doing head gasket , likewise bleeding cooling system if needed . Possibly water pump but also head if not been pressure tested before refitting . If in doubt , carry out a block test .
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bustedknuckles
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2,304 points

Oct 22, 2020 (6 months ago)
Probably simplest thing to check first would be as suggested your thermostat could be checked ensure it’s opening alough you should be able to feel this through pipe work as engine heats ,also ensure that no airs trapped in the system ,
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ian burkinshaw
Driver
1 points

Oct 22, 2020 (6 months ago)
hi,cheers.just adding.whilst running engine,the top n bottom hose feel empty of pressure.
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