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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:34 pm 
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When I first got my car at 154,000 kms I noted that the coolent bottle was half full.

Now, at 160,500 kms, the car was running at bit hot, so I checked the bottle. It was empty (When COLD) I didn't expect it to loose much at all which is my reasoning for not checking :?

My question is, is half a bottle loss of coolent acceptable for 5,500 kms of highway and city driving?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:35 pm 
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My answer to this is there should be no coolant loss ever.
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:41 pm 
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:41 pm 
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AdamN wrote:
My answer to this is there should be no coolant loss ever.


I second that!

But then again, its a ford 6... they love glycol!

just keep an eye on it untill it s**t itself! and or found the leak!

remember these cars have like 15ish 'yo hoses!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:45 pm 
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or you notice the rougher than usual running and pure steam coming out the exhaust lol
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:47 pm 
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sound likes a head gasket.... needs to be investigated though!!
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:53 pm 
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yeah you shouldnt be losing any

its a closed system with no where to go except round and round.

even over 6000kms it shouldnt lose anyway (via normal driving that is....they do sometimes push some through the overflow pipe when driven hard)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:57 pm 
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well with me being 19 i do push it hard.

There is no steam coming from exhuast. And no coolent running down the side of the block

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:20 pm 
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I might get s**t canned for saying this,

but are sure it was half empty or half full??

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:24 pm 
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isn't half empty and half full the same thing? lol

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:35 pm 
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how can it be the same...its either half full, or half empty...lol think about it....

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:50 pm 
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hellbent_ef wrote:
I might get s**t canned for saying this,

but are sure it was half empty or half full??
Ummmmm "What heavier? -a ton of bricks? -or a ton of feathers??

a lose a header tank full every four days... bloody thermostat gasket!! id do it if i didnt have the flu atm..

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:51 pm 
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SpuDEF wrote:
yeah you shouldnt be losing any

its a closed system with no where to go except round and round.

even over 6000kms it shouldnt lose anyway (via normal driving that is....they do sometimes push some through the overflow pipe when driven hard)



It's not a closed system. falcons do not run a recovery system.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:04 pm 
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Ummmmm "What heavier? -a ton of bricks? -or a ton of feathers?[/quote]

Lol toushay

 

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try and find where the leak is fordz. i was losing a little over 2 months or so. got underneath the car and saw some pipes? i think with coolant on them. will fix it when i get the chance but its not stressing me out at the moment

 

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