Stuck thermostat is a very likely cause. Been there, replace it.
Remove it temporarily to check if it is the culprit.
At 11:17 AM 6/4/2000 +1200, Karl Gilchrist wrote:
>I just took my Series V for a run. Its winter here and I haven't used
>the car for a couple of months. It overheated badly within about 10
>mins. Plenty of water in the radiator, No leaks in any of the hoses,
>the water pump ( new less than 8 months ago) or the head. However there
>is probably a small crack in the head as occasionally over the last 12
>months I have noticed some very slight antifreeze staining in No. 1
>spark plug recess. I haven't got round to replacing the head as power
>has been fine and I don't seem to be using any water.
>Suggestions ? stuck thermostat ? where to from here
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