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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:00 pm 
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i was driving today decided to tramp it, then all of a sudden as just as it went to change gear it felt really lumpy at the high revs after reving out 1st, pulled over and coolant was everywhere in the engine bay on the intake side, did i blow the head gasket or just a radiator hose.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:03 pm 
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bit hard to tell without looking at it. did u check rad hoses?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:09 pm 
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i was driving today decided to tramp it, then all of a sudden as just as it went to change gear it felt really lumpy at the high revs after reving out 1st, pulled over and coolant was everywhere in the engine bay on the intake side, did i blow the head gasket or just a radiator hose.


Well do any of your radiator hoses have a hole in them?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:50 pm 
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At a guess I'd say you blew one of the heater hoses under the intake manifold. Have a good look around and under the manifold.
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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:55 pm 
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there is 2 radiator hoses right?
the top right one (when looking at the engine)
and the one that goes to the water pump to the radiator on the left.

what should i do first, take off the intake manifold to see if there is a broken hose underneath that, because it seemed like the coolant came from around that area.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:56 pm 
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also im taking the cam out tonight to take it to Wade tomorrow, any instructions to take the cam out?

Ive read that i should put 3 cable ties around the timing chain, and to fill the oil holes with rags, anything else?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:49 pm 
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it was the heater hose, had a split in it, so it sprayed everywhere.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:12 pm 
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thought so putty

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:09 pm 
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good you found out what it was.

here is a guide that will help you with the cam.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=59
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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:14 pm 
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el_xr6_luke wrote:
it was the heater hose, had a split in it, so it sprayed everywhere.


Did I see you and your car on Millers Road Altona North yesterday around 12?
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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:14 pm 
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sure did, just happend after that, i think i seen your car too. it happened on old geelong road near SKF bearings.
tow truck got there within 20 minutes from racv for free.

i bought the hoses today, the strait heater hose is easy to do, but the one with the bends in it, like an S is hard to get off the heater, its not blown just thought may aswell replace it, is there an easy way to get it off.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:27 pm 
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lol... Interesting coincidence...

Yeah, I saw you as I was driving out of the Stocklands site. If I had of went back to work via Old Geelong Road I would have seen you in again, but in a lot more distress.

Those hoses on the firewall are pricks to get off... Easiest way is to try and wiggle the clamp off and down the hose, and cut the hose with a knife. Then slide the new one back on, and wiggle the clamp over it..

Usually I crack the s**t and end up taking the top half of the manifold off or taking the manifold out all together. Makes it 10 times easier.

Careful of the heater core pipes the hoses go over, they are easily squashed.
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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:49 pm 
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You prick, you jinxed me. :evil:

Head is off my car now for a headgasket swap... lol...
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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:43 pm 
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You prick, you jinxed me. :evil:

Head is off my car now for a headgasket swap... lol...


Suffer...i mean have fun =D

good to hear you found the problem.

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:45 pm 
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phongus wrote:
arm79 wrote:
You prick, you jinxed me. :evil:

Head is off my car now for a headgasket swap... lol...


Suffer...i mean have fun =D

good to hear you found the problem.

phong =P~


No suffer.. It will be fixed in around 2 to 2.5 hours tonight...

In plenty of time for drag day, unlike you other soft C**k. :D
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