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C4 Ran Without Water

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Rebuilding a light frontend damaged C4, noticed the rad was shot, no water in the car.

I have been told it was only moved round the yard and not "cooked"


I also ran it myself to check all the relavent lights went out (airbag etc), didnt seem that noisey, and oil looked fine, didnt smell to bad either (in the old days you could tell stuff by the smell of the oil just in case anyone thinks I am mad)


Anyone have any opinions to the robusteness of these engines. Its the 1.6 Petrol 16V


I have stuck a rad in it and all seems well, but I have done quite a bit of work on other makes like the K Series which lets go really easy with any water deficiency.


Is there anything to look out for?





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