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 Post subject: noobie question
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:13 pm 
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my ef falcon seems to be running a bit hot not overheating hot but wen i turn it off it begins to overheat and coolant spills out the overflow very quickly this happens every time i turn the car off, i replaced the radiator cap and it seemed to stop it for a week or 2 but its happening again with a brand new radiator cap, my friend thinks its the head but ive checked for oil in my water and water in my oil and there doesnt seem to be any i think maybe there is a problem with my fans or if anyone has other ideas i would greatly appreciate it

i dont know much about cars just basic to save myself money because i cant really afford to go to a mechanic.

theres also a slight oil leak which is the reason my friend believed it was the head not sure if that information will help
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:33 pm 
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hows your radiator?, might be good idea to give it a flush

 

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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:35 pm 
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how do i flush my radiator just remove it and hose it out or ? sorry for being a pain in the back side but like i said dont no much about cars and im tryin to learn as much as i can from people in the forum
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:58 pm 
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take the radiator out, you can just flush it with household dishwashing liquid, but make sure you continuously flush it until bubbles stop coming out.
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:26 pm 
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sounds like your having the same issue im having in my xr6
yeah the easy thing to is buy some rad flush, drop the fluid,fill with just water add rad flush let idle/take for short drive come back drop fluid again rinse out rad with clean water
refill with fresh rad fluid

oh and propilly put a new thermastat in only for only a few extra bucks
the whole thing should set ya back about 40-50 bucks

doing this you wont have to remove the rad just undo a few clamps
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 am 
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EA-SPAC-88 wrote:
take the radiator out, you can just flush it with household dishwashing liquid, but make sure you continuously flush it until bubbles stop coming out.


do this and as said, change your thermo and check you hoses while your at it..

 

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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:07 am 
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ranga_ef wrote:
my ef falcon seems to be running a bit hot not overheating hot but wen i turn it off it begins to overheat and coolant spills out the overflow very quickly this happens every time i turn the car off, i replaced the radiator cap and it seemed to stop it for a week or 2 but its happening again with a brand new radiator cap, my friend thinks its the head but ive checked for oil in my water and water in my oil and there doesnt seem to be any i think maybe there is a problem with my fans or if anyone has other ideas i would greatly appreciate it

i dont know much about cars just basic to save myself money because i cant really afford to go to a mechanic.

theres also a slight oil leak which is the reason my friend believed it was the head not sure if that information will help



your best bet mate is just go straight for a new radiator, if its been happening for a while theres a good chance you've presurised your radiator cos its blocked. i had the same problem and mine was 70% blocked, probably waisting your time flushing it. BUT before you install the new radiator flush your block really well to prevent another block up
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:20 am 
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jimmyp69 wrote:
ranga_ef wrote:
my ef falcon seems to be running a bit hot not overheating hot but wen i turn it off it begins to overheat and coolant spills out the overflow very quickly this happens every time i turn the car off, i replaced the radiator cap and it seemed to stop it for a week or 2 but its happening again with a brand new radiator cap, my friend thinks its the head but ive checked for oil in my water and water in my oil and there doesnt seem to be any i think maybe there is a problem with my fans or if anyone has other ideas i would greatly appreciate it

i dont know much about cars just basic to save myself money because i cant really afford to go to a mechanic.

theres also a slight oil leak which is the reason my friend believed it was the head not sure if that information will help



your best bet mate is just go straight for a new radiator, if its been happening for a while theres a good chance you've presurised your radiator cos its blocked. i had the same problem and mine was 70% blocked, probably waisting your time flushing it. BUT before you install the new radiator flush your block really well to prevent another block up


agreed, just bite the bullet and get a new radiator mate
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:00 am 
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And thermostat. Give the whole system a good flush

 

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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:51 pm 
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got a question , could someon put a pic up of an engine bay and where the thermo is ??? I wouldnt have a clue about where it is , and my thermo needle in the cluster dont work ...so gonna replace it
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 Post subject: Re: noobie question
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I wonder if maybe there's a fan issue here too... do your fans run at all when the car's hot? You mentioned in your first post you suspected the fans, might be worth a look... oh, and if you want to do a quick flush, take the top hose off and jam a garden hose down it wrapped with a rag to stop most of the overflow, you'll then see the dirty water coming out the radiator where you removed the hose from - keep going till it runs clear, then refill with coolant.

 

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