L200 dumping the coolent from the reservoir

As above , vehicle wil go all day no problem, but soon as I put the livestock trailer on and go 20 miles, the water temperature goes up and forces out of the coolant reservoir over flow , hot ,but not mega hot. Thinking the coolent is getting pressurised some how, blown cylinder head gasket perhaps ??? no water in the oil . Truck is 07 112000 miles so not hugely valuable in terms of doing expensive repairs. Would appreciate any thoughts comments or suggestions.
TIA.
NHF
 
If truck is ok without trailer does not suggest head gasket problem to me but I could be wrong... it is my opinion that faulty head gasket is caused by something like restricted air flow through radiator or restricted coolant flow. Some years ago when I had a Mazda B2500 which was getting hot was temporary cured on the road by turning heater on full blast and the thermostat was faulty
 

f0ster

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there is a slight difference between overheating and blowing out the water, as opposed to blowing out the water and then overheating, if it has had the coolant changed in a hard water area the sulphur in the water blocks the rad tubes, if it was head gasket it would do it all of the time, if it has a viscous fan make sure this is working correctly, it has a bi-metal strip or coil in the middle and this has to be free to either move the pin in and out or if it has a coil it has to be able to turn the centre pin, they have a habit of seizing so when you need them they don't work, you can hear the fans cut in, blocked rad is a possibility
 

tw15

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Location
DORSET
£350 will get your a brand new built up head then you will also need head gasket and head gasket set plus belts might as well put a new waterpump on as well and thermostat . and around 8 hours labour .
 

Wilksy

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Location
East Riding
It was a 56 registered 07 with 142000 miles, it ran well but all five tyres shot, overdue a belt change, rot on the tailgate and arches, rear canopy lock knackered sliding window in canopy shattered, and only one key
 

Wilksy

Member
Location
East Riding
I’ve sent 2 cars there as long as there cosmetically good and you’ve cleared any codes with a reader just say nothing and take what you can :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Yeah the fella was spot in, the computer said £2500 at first and without a word from me he said we can do better than that, tapped away and up came £2800, is that ok? I said I would have been happy with £2500 😂😂
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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