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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:13 pm 
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Hey guys, does anyone now how to get air pockets out of an eb falcon?
I have changed the thermosat. when my temp gauge gets to a 1\4, the coolant rises and starts to overflow out of the bottle. I can't work it out and its giving me the s**t :x
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:18 pm 
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drain coolant, tighten everything, pressure test hoses, if nt leaking and all ok , fill back up but for god sakes man use the bleed valve on the thermostat, u fill with plug removed till coolant comes out then screw plug in and fill the rest of way, then run ur car with the heater on for bout 10 mins, let cool, and check level, fill if required. after this u shudnt have a prollem

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:01 pm 
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loosen reservoir cap to recovery position, lock position but not tighten. go for a 10 minute drive.
check level when return. if low, top up.
undo the reservoir cap. don't worry, its not pressurised yet until you tighten it up after all the air is purged from the system. use a wet towel to remove the cap just to be on the safe side.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:16 am 
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If it keeps happening, might be a blown headgasket. Cylinder compression leaking into the coolant system. Had that issue when the HG in my EB Taxi was on its last. Started blowing hoses :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:02 am 
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umm unless he has a custom thermo houseing it don't have a bleed valve,,they have two hoses going to the resovoir tank,,if it keeps doing it take the cap off and sqeeze the top hose then the bottom hose,,water will piss out ,just top it up, but you should get ride of the air...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:54 pm 
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It does have a bleed valve, its a hex headed nut in the thermo housing.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:36 pm 
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my ea don't have and niether does my bro in-laws ef,,,never seen them after the xf..

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:38 pm 
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hate to tell u but ur ea does :D unless u got an aftermarket one, because its std on all fords :P its a hex head on the side of the housing

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:08 am 
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ok,,show me where it is,and this is a 3.9 thermo houseing...


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and it's not even in the work book for it...

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:35 pm 
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cooki_monsta wrote:
hate to tell u but ur ea does :D unless u got an aftermarket one, because its std on all fords :P its a hex head on the side of the housing


The small top hose on the upper thermostat housing is a bleed hose! Its primary function is to allow any air to return to the header tank.
I also don't recall a bleeder on the thermostat housing on my EA.

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:38 pm 
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cooki_monsta wrote:
hate to tell u but ur ea does :D unless u got an aftermarket one, because its std on all fords :P its a hex head on the side of the housing


The HEX head you are talking about is used in a GHIA for the climate control coolant sensor, so it is not a bleed valve at all as stated the hose at the top of the thermostat housing is the bleed valve straight back into the overflow resivior.

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:54 pm 
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cooki_monsta wrote:
hate to tell u but ur ea does :D unless u got an aftermarket one, because its std on all fords :P its a hex head on the side of the housing


The HEX head you are talking about is used in a GHIA for the climate control coolant sensor, so it is not a bleed valve at all as stated the hose at the top of the thermostat housing is the bleed valve straight back into the overflow resivior.


Great for clearing that up, I didn't see which Hex head he was refering to. Now that you mention it, not much point bleeding air from below the water line :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:27 pm 
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My recomendation is to replace the header surge tank with AU one. Only $60 brand new from ford and since the old one is now cracked and leaking it will need to be replaced anyway. What not leaking??? have a REALLY close examination.....You will find cracking.... Mine were both faulty. You can mount it higher on the strut tower. You also need the tank/rad hose to suit as it's longer. Since I did mine the bubbles have cleared and the level is holding really high. BTW mine is EF
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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 4:42 pm 
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When bleeding the system ensure the heater tap is open.
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