Oct 12, 2014 (6 years ago)
Morning Thank you for your replies.
I think I have caused the confusion as I do not know what the engine noise was either.
After driving the car it would make a high whirring sound but nothing ever showed up on the dashboard and only seemed to make the noise when enginge switched off.
Reading here I think it was the cooling fan but I had it serviced and the garage said everything good in the engine.
The noise continued straight after the service so I never worried about it as the garage said everything ok, now I wish I had taped the noise and gone in with the recording so they could hear it.
I did lift the bonnet a few times as my children are learning to drive so I have been showing them where the oil etc is and all looked good.
They do not learn in my car, only I drive it.
The thermostat sounds like a cheap replacement hope that is all it is.
I am hoping as everything seemed to be smooth; no high temps showing on dash board until that one day, and the mechanic who took me to garage said plenty of fluid in radiator and somewhere else so he thought not too much damamge done just a leaking bottel that the repairs wont be too expensive.