Nearly cooked engine... new belts?
Well the top rad hose came off whilst driving, did not realise until I could smell burning rubber and then the engine became hard to rev with no power through the revs.
Turned engine off, let it cool down and refilled the coolant. Tried after 20 min or so just filling slowly and the water just turned to steam so left it for a bit longer! Good news is it starts and seems to run ok.
Do you think the timing belt could be damaged due to the extreame heat? I have just changed the belts for new contitech which state temps up to 140c. The belts are not even a month old!
The engine was very very very hot, maybee due to the new belt it is still running lol?
What do ya think?
2.5 TDI AKE engine