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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:13 pm 
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Ok i drove my car up a rather large hill the other day and in about 2 minsd it was on the n of normal on the temp gauge. It was also extremly sluggish. Any suggestions?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:31 pm 
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Have you lost any water?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:31 pm 
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also check your ignition timing. if the timing is out it can cause it to overheat...
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:05 pm 
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no water lost
how do i check the timing?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:28 pm 
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u did a head on the car and u havent checked the timing?

u need to put the car into self test mode (not sure how to do it without the ford scan tool) and then use a timing light to set the timing correctly..
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:29 pm 
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mm ok, ill wait for my brother to get home, sounds like it is out of my ability

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:11 pm 
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you did the head - did you clean/flush the coolant system after - when a head gasket goes it can put a lot of junk into the water system and block the radiator
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:14 pm 
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On the EL, to do timing, look for the Coms connector, under the fuse box, then the top & bottom pin on the extreme inside, connect them together with a suitable insulated female connectors, BUT start the engine first, wait for the engine to rev up, then come back to idle, then check timing, lines up with the pointer on timing case & harmonic balancer line.
Did you align the cam timing marks correctly? when you had the head off?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:08 am 
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cjh wrote:
Did you align the cam timing marks correctly? when you had the head off?


I believe so

tiny56 wrote:
did you clean/flush the coolant system after


yes

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:19 am 
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You did use new head bolts...? til I read further, I did`nt know it was an OHC4.0...1st thought was head gasket...

You filled the cooling system with De-min water and appropriate coolant, bled it for air...?

You did`nt check the timing... :roll: ?

Check your timing, make sure cam timing is correct also...failing that, get a pressure test done on the cooling system, might pick something up...

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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:56 pm 
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New head bolts, demineralised water and coolant.
I have driven the car various times and it has gotten hot so the thermostat has opened and the coolant is still full. It only needed a very small amount of topping up the first time I ran it.
Still haven't checked the timing, need a timing light and my brother to gimme a hand.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:35 pm 
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My car gets hot, the thermostat opens and then the engine runs cooler...check your thermostat mate...

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:02 am 
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willygrice wrote:
New head bolts, demineralised water and coolant.
I have driven the car various times and it has gotten hot so the thermostat has opened and the coolant is still full. It only needed a very small amount of topping up the first time I ran it.
Still haven't checked the timing, need a timing light and my brother to gimme a hand.



to my knowledge ya ment to have the radiator cap off and have the car at a fast idle to purge the system of air properly
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:01 am 
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dsheps83 wrote:
to my knowledge ya ment to have the radiator cap off and have the car at a fast idle to purge the system of air properly
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Wouldnt driving it up a few hills do the same thing tho?

But what do u mean false idle?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:24 am 
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the I6 is self purging, but it is better to give it a lending hand. air will get trapped behind the thermostat when replacing it.

to purge it it is best to leave the rad cap off and fast idle it (hold the rpm at about 2000) in order to warm the engine up, open the thermostat and let the air out, if there is a fair bit of air you will probably get some nice bubbles in the overflw tank.

 

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