Since the purchase of the saloon, this car hasn't been used a lot. Not because it's unwanted, it's rather because the saloon always ends up being parked in the driveaway spot at the Junktowers and is thus the car that's used all the time. We don't really need two cars, let alone three.
Anyway, the car had been sitting unused since we
raided visited Eddyramrod until I used it on Thursday on a trip down to the West Midlands, which it did in the usual flawless manner. Since I returned after the Junkwoman on that day, it ended up in pole position for a change. Hence the Junkwoman used it yesterday for her errands and reported upon return that the heater doesn't work and the temp gauge occasionally reads around 100C.
Upon closer examination, the car was about three to four litres low on coolant. Once replenished, everything worked fine again.
A closer examination of the cooling system revealed no obvious leaks, this includes the dreaded heater matrix, so I'm now wondering how the coolant could disappear.
Also, where are all the bleed screws located that are mentioned in the Haynes for the 2.0? I only managed to find the one in the thermostat housing.
This car is becoming unusually unreliable for a 405, I guess it's directly proportional to the lack of use and the number of it being smashed into something.