Originally Posted by millseyent
Okay guys, so I've changed my radiator and my engine is still overheating, the mechanic reckons my head gasket is cooked but I'm not convinced.
Ive just pulled it on my drive and left it idling where the coolant temp reached 104 deg C, i lifted the bonnet and seen that fan was not even on, it didn't start spinning until the temp was at 107 deg, and even then it only comes on for a few seconds.
Is this normal???
Wouldn't head gasket being fried cause a lot of issues. In fact loads except the fan not running? Do you trust your mechanic as head gasket is cheap on parts but expensive on labour.