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    Hey i have a 505 SR and it died on me the car was running well then all of a sudden it started ticking really badly and then it felt like and sounded a diesel truck or something with heaps of black smoke coming out of the car. it kept stalling on me and everything, i just made it back home and it had trouble going up the drive way, the car had died, i had a look to c what the problem was and i found the radiator to be cracked at the bottom, the car doesnt start up anymore, its really starting to piss me off because this is the second pug that has ****ed up on me. if anyone has an idea of what happened plz help me out this car was everthing to me.
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    There may be several causes for these symptoms.

    Cracked piston,
    Blown Main bearing,
    Blown big end,
    Blown head,
    Cracked liner,
    Cracked ring,

    The technical term for the motor in its current state is, "ROOTED".

    As or the cracked radiator it is the least of your woes.
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    thanks for the info

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    does the engine turn over ?

    does it have all fluid levels up to the right levels ?

    does it have compression ?

    more detail needed but it could be something very simple to something very major given your description
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma
    There may be several causes for these symptoms.

    Cracked piston,
    Blown Main bearing,
    Blown big end,
    Blown head,
    Cracked liner,
    Cracked ring,

    The technical term for the motor in its current state is, "ROOTED".

    As or the cracked radiator it is the least of your woes.
    My father in law did this to his 505 after he kept driving with no water.
    Blown head gasket, stuffed head (due to overheating it went soft), scored pistons.
    New engine was needed.
    Graham

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    Troy,
    The "ticking" noise could have come from the fan. Faulty contact between the carbon brush and the water pump pulley can cause the fan to dis-engage/re-engage.
    This in turn would have caused overheating. Your gauge not working?

    Graham,
    I've heard about 504 heads "softening" through overheating. A cyl. head specialist pooh-poohed this theory.
    Are the heads salvable and are there any indicators short of a trip to a metallurgist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest
    Try,
    The "ticking" noise could have come from the fan. Faulty contact between the carbon brush and the water pump pulley can cause the fan to dis-engage/re-engage.
    This in turn would have caused overheating. Your gauge not working?

    Graham,
    I've heard about 504 heads "softening" through overheating. A cyl. head specialist pooh-poohed this theory.
    Are the heads salvable and are there any indicators short of a trip to a metallurgist?
    Both Orger Engines and CW Engines (where I have had a lot of heads done with excellent results) have knocked back heads due to this.
    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest
    Try,
    The "ticking" noise could have come from the fan. Faulty contact between the carbon brush and the water pump pulley can cause the fan to dis-engage/re-engage.
    This in turn would have caused overheating. Your gauge not working?

    Graham,
    I've heard about 504 heads "softening" through overheating. A cyl. head specialist pooh-poohed this theory.
    Are the heads salvable and are there any indicators short of a trip to a metallurgist?
    You may get away with it if it is a cast iron head, AKA old Holden. Alloy heads if cooked to a tender turn are so much recycable VB cans.

    I have cooked a 186 head to the point of baking the oil into the metal, (blueing) and after extensive work turned it into a stage 2, (Big$$$$). The bottom end was a wright-off, (Hay plane, at 70mph and no water for who knows how long will heat the block to the piont of peeling the paint off in parts).
    /// 1986 SII 505 GTI
    2003 T5 307 HDI
    2013 LandRover90
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