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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:46 pm 
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I honestly reckon Tassie delivered Falcs must be the best Falcs you can buy :)

Me and my mates have never had any of the problems / symptoms you describe, nor have we had head gasket problems (no flaming pls. Yes I am aware the problems exist, just saying that me and everyone else I know have never had a problem).

The only problem I have seen from an e-series Falc is a leaking power steering pump and constant stalling (from my XR) which I hope to have fixed soon.
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:40 am 
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it sometimes gets to the point that the header tank is empty, but i always fill to the line only. yes its a lil bit ruff when u cold start
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have you pulled out your spark plugs lately? ... i had rough running from cold starts too, as well as losing a bit of coolant, pulled the plugs out and found traces of water and rust on no.6 spark plug, the head gasket is leaking ... check yours, you might find the same thing
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:07 am 
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Normally loosing coolant via the overflow its a leaking cap and should be replaced, if the cap is ok its over pressurising and thats not good. Maybe a stuck thermostat or the worst a leaking head gasket from cylinder into water ports.
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:15 pm 
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oh o. that sounds expensive!!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:04 pm 
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a cap will be around $10 and so will a thermostat.
if it's a headgasket, it'll be much more.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:14 pm 
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downingj wrote:
I honestly reckon Tassie delivered Falcs must be the best Falcs you can buy :)

Me and my mates have never had any of the problems / symptoms you describe, nor have we had head gasket problems (no flaming pls. Yes I am aware the problems exist, just saying that me and everyone else I know have never had a problem).

The only problem I have seen from an e-series Falc is a leaking power steering pump and constant stalling (from my XR) which I hope to have fixed soon.


I'm guessing the colder weather would do alot for the reliability :)

Just like bringing a pom over here in middle of summer you'll kill him!:P
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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:30 pm 
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downingj wrote:
I honestly reckon Tassie delivered Falcs must be the best Falcs you can buy :)

Me and my mates have never had any of the problems / symptoms you describe, nor have we had head gasket problems (no flaming pls. Yes I am aware the problems exist, just saying that me and everyone else I know have never had a problem).

The only problem I have seen from an e-series Falc is a leaking power steering pump and constant stalling (from my XR) which I hope to have fixed soon.


I'm guessing the colder weather would do alot for the reliability :)

Just like bringing a pom over here in middle of summer you'll kill him!:P


:lol: What do you think, it's like Antarctica down here or something? Not that bad mate. I'd still prefer Queeny weather (cyclones and s**t aside). And what does cold weather have to do with reliability?
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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:32 pm 
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sounds like headgasket or cracked head mine was just the same and it was cracked head.
you will probably find the surge tank is cracked.
I have had:::::
1. cracked radiator tank.... blew headgasket
2.... blown gas converter water inlet....
3....cracked surge tank.....twice till I bought a brand new AU tank and longer hose to RAD $75.
4......water pump coroded leaked till the head cracked due to low coolant.
I have over the years replaced everything in the cooling system and just in the past weeks head cracks and surge tank.
I recommend to instal the level switch and NEVER EVER let the coolant run low. You will crack head/gasket.
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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:34 pm 
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Oh yes buy the way Mine car is EF 12/95 model with LPG and 330,000klm on the clock,.
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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:20 pm 
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downingj wrote:
I honestly reckon Tassie delivered Falcs must be the best Falcs you can buy :)

Me and my mates have never had any of the problems / symptoms you describe, nor have we had head gasket problems (no flaming pls. Yes I am aware the problems exist, just saying that me and everyone else I know have never had a problem).



Maybe the consistently lower temperatures down that way dont take their toll as much as mainland temperatures do? I doubt you guys spend too many days driving in 40 degree weather... in SA we had a week of 42/43 degree days, which must surely take its toll on the perishable items of the cooling system....

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 Post subject: Re: Coolant issues in EF's and EL's
Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:30 am 
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The biggest problem is the radiator, i replaced every hose due to bursting and age, but the radiator was the demon. When they cast the engine the impurities from casting after time build up and settle in your radiator causing it to block up, run hotter and pressurise the cooling system. Get it serviced from a radiator shop you'll be amazed how much crap comes out. Sorry to say but happens to most fords. My ef fairmont was about half full and aroud 170 000ks, now it runs spot on

Tried the radiator flushes they do about a 5 per cent job
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:50 pm 
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Guys i got an 1994 EX ute and my temp gauge is telling me its running very cold, like just below the normal box on the gauge, but when i leave it idoling for like 2 min after driving it, the gauge shows the temp as boiling.. then when u take off again and get some air flow under the bonet it goes back to really friggin cold.... it also keeps loosing coolant over nite(only about 200mls a week but still its annoying) aand theres no obvious leaks and it dun leak under pressur???
Its got me fukked for whats wrong with it , any advise???
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:52 pm 
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if you've still got the original radiator, you're better off buying a new natrad radiator from ebay than you are getting your radiator cleaned out
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