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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:01 pm 
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Okay, was checking my oil the other day and fade this solidified stuff on some part that is connected to the right front of the engine (then to the radiator). Was just like touching sherbet dust that had come into contact in water and dried.

Anyway, first picture is the residue itself, after I had touched it. Was a larger ball before i squished a wee bit with my fingers.
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Second picture is just a pipe underneath where the residue was leaking, where the residue has leaked onto.
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Okay, picture three there is two arrows (second arrow only came into being when I was resizing the pictures). Arrow 1 is the connection hub (or whatever) where the residue is coming from. Arrow 2 only just noticed that, not sure if fresh or old (I'll ave a look later), but anything to worry about?
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And finally picture 4 is just the connection with the residue and the pipe underneath again with the stains.
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Help lads? She is due for a service in just over 1000km.

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:17 pm 
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do you mean around the base of your thermostat?? it just looks like Metal Corrosion to me
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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:24 pm 
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I mean the residue here mate.
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Which comes from arrow 1 in picture 3.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:27 pm 
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u mean that whitish/yellow guck?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:28 pm 
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looks like corrosion to me. Thermostat leaks, runs down the housing, dries, corrosion.

 

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yeah thats your thermostat mate. i cant remember if they have a gasket?? anyways remove your radiator hose and drain enoughf water out. then remove the thermostat (replace gasket if it has one?) and whack some of that blue sealent s**t around the base. its just water leaking out and corroding away at the metal
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phongus wrote:
u mean that whitish/yellow guck?


Yeah.

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looks like corrosion to me. Thermostat leaks, runs down the housing, dries, corrosion.


Well if you're right, thanks for identifying. But more importantly should I get onto it now or at my next service (1000km away)? Costly to fix, what could go wrong?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:33 pm 
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yeah thats your thermostat mate. i cant remember if they have a gasket?? anyways remove your radiator hose and drain enoughf water out. then remove the thermostat (replace gasket if it has one?) and whack some of that blue sealent s**t around the base. its just water leaking out and corroding away at the metal


Hmmm, sounds beyond me that, will my mechanic charge too much to fix it?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:35 pm 
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dude seriously. you can do it. if u have a brain, its possible. dont waste your money
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dude seriously. you can do it. if u have a brain, its possible. dont waste your money


Lol, well in that case I need to know exactly what I need, exact step by step instructions, where to buy the gasket, etc. So if you wanna help (more than you already have, ta for that), you can, if not mechanic it is.

 

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looks like a poorly maintainde cooling system. get rid of your thermostst gasket and just use ultra blue. use good quality coolant too like ford motorcraft r1.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:45 pm 
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you can purchase the gasket from FORD. then as voids said just use some ultra blue sealant around the base and wack it back on. tighen it up, hook up your radiator again and put some more water in
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and make sure u give it a good clean well u have it off
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I wouldnt bother with the gasket at all - the blue sealant is far better.

 

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yeah blue sealent will do the job. by the way till. see that blue s**t in ur thermostat pic? thats the sealent we are talking about.
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