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On my way to work this cold frosty morning i was driving to work and i could see my Temperature Gauge Going up Rapidly before i knew it the red light on the Gauge came up and Bang! A big puff of steam came all in the car and outside it ive asked people what it was and they think it's because there was no Anti-Freeze in the car Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks:confused
 

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Other than what others have mentioned (hoses etc), I had a similar issue on mine in the summer whilst driving along.

RAC came, bled the cooling system at the roadside and escorted me me home, and the car ran fine. (After this I overhauled the cooling system).
 

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if you had no anti freeze, the water in a hose may have frozen, thus the water cant circulate and your car will overheat and eventually die. Pressure build up due to the excessive heat probably blew a hose.
Use anti freeze... saves you replacing the motor if you've totally screwed it mate.

Hope the motors still good though.
 

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Thanks for the replys the car was towed back to my home ive had a look at it but there is no water gone from the coolant but there is a hose towards the back of the engine not going into anything i wish i had a look a it when it blew now.
 

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There is a heater hose connector nozzle at the rear of the engine which is made of plastic and deteriorates in time. it can just fall apart and your symptoms sound just like when it happened to my sons car. (compact 1.6 1995)
If it is this it's a bit fiddly to get to but only costs abou £5 for the part from the stealer
 

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i just started the car and drove it for 3 miles but it runs fine problem is it smells like there is petrol coming in thru the fans and the fans do not get warm it stays cold im sure it is the heater hose. thanks to all who posted.
 

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Have you checked the coolant level? you really shouldn't be driving it until you have established the fault.

The reason there is no heat is you will have air in the cooling system due to the hose failure that needs bleeding out once the car is repaired, like on a house radiator.
 
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