2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso - High water presure

Xsara Picasso diesel Problem
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stephen lang
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High water presure
Jun 27, 2013 (6 years ago)
hi my car is building up a lot of water pressure that it comes out of the header tank when above 2500 revs not smelling exhaust fumes in the water and oil is fine. When on idle it runs like a dreams as does when driving any ideas please thanks

Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: diesel
Year: 2007
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
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Jun 28, 2013 (6 years ago)
Check filler cap is ok. Carry out a block test to check head / gasket .Check for sticking thermostat .
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roverman
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Jun 28, 2013 (6 years ago)
as above has any work been done on cooling system if so was it bled out properly worth trying this and make sure heater is working ok also check the whole radiator is getting hot to confirm it is not blocked also look in header tank and rev engine when warm to make sure water is circulating (but take care when doing this )if all ok then i would say head gasket fault when stripped dont forget to have cylinder head crack tested
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