That sort of makes sense, because until the thermostat opens, there will be no water circulating through the heat exchanger.
Originally Posted by vyv_cox
There are two difficulties I have with this though, what Vyv alluded to before regarding the pressure differential, there is no area within the heat exchanger that is only separated by any kind on seal or gasket, its all brazed up, it would have to be a ruptured copper pipe. Second point the problem seems to be worse when the engine has been run hard for a long period of time.
But I thank you all, I do have other areas to investigate now, but dont stop there, keep coming up with ideas!
Galadriel is now sold subject to survey.