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Hi all was just wondering I bought a 2002 corsa 1.0 12v . Which needed work done on it the timing chain had gone so the whole top half of the engine was stripped down to the top of the head luckily the only damage was the inlet valves were bent so got new ones and got a whole new timing chain kit that cam with a new water pump and head gasket so we got the whole thing back together again and then we found the the water system was bunged with k seal :( .. this is where I need advice the engine when running is not cutting out but there is no eccelortation most of the time . Where the water goes though the engine there has been about 4 flushes done on it and has cleared a bit but still not great so got another heater matrix so am going to replace that also was going to replace the radiator in case there is still more k seal that might find its way to the other heater matrix and block it up the corsa has air conditioning any advice is greatfull
 

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Welcome to the Forum.

I just wonder if you may have two separate faults here. Are you sure that (for example) the timing is correctly set?
Even with a blocked cooling system, the engine should be able to accelerate - it may well overheat, due to lack of circulation, but if everything else is OK, it should work as normal up to at least 90°c.
It might pay to get a quotation from your local radiator specialist for cleaning and testing your existing radiator, then compare the quote with the price of a new/reconditioned rad.

Was there any signs of the K-seal in the water passages of the head or block?
If there was, I would be inclined to remove the thermostat and flush the cylinder block/cylinder head before fitting the matrix or the rad.
 
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