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Had my head gasket changed about 2 months ago but the car feels a bit slugish and idling slightly up and down. Engine also sounds noiser

I went for an inpection under the bonnet. I held down the thorttle lever about 1/4 of the to to see where i had funny noises coming from. Pushed it to about 1/3 of the way then sundenly notice that antifreeze in the colant tank was swishing around alot. Then wen i took my hand of the thortle lever fan came on. Looked a tad frothy too!

Has the gasket been fixed right or am i getting paranoid,

Help!!
 

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Paranoid. As long as there is no mayo/oil in the coolant tank, your alright.
 

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Nah no mayo, but should the coolant be doing that?
 

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The coolnat moves around the engine, so when the throttle is pressed, more of the coolant moves around. I think as long as the levels in the tank are ok, you got not problems. If your not sure, just pop to the garage.
 

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when you rev the engine, more coolent will be returned into the header tank at a faster rate than usual. Maybe why you got swirling. How was your temp guage looking while you were doing this?
 

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Rabies?
 

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coolant hasent dropped and temp gauge is just below half.

I need to find out why my engine has become so noisey and slugish.


Engine flush?
 

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After long runs if i turn the engine off and listen carefully i can hear all the collant rushing back into the header tank so think it couls jus be paranoia, check your spark plugs and coil pack maybe?
 

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is there a way to test coil packs?
 
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