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 Post subject: PLEASE HELP!!!eb coolant leak
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:06 pm 
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my eb is duel fuel and you cannot see anything past the gas stuff under the bonnet i wanna know if its a common thing its a minor leak but from what i can see its running down and dripping off the bell housing of the gearbox any suggestions on what it could be? its a bit low to be bothered to jack up and have a look for myself someone HELP LOL!!!.....:)
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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP!!!eb coolant leak
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:39 pm 
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possable welsh plug

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:18 pm 
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heater pipe or tap.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:18 am 
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you hope its a welsh plug!

good chance its a head gasket too.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP!!!eb coolant leak
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:08 am 
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How far has your coolant level gone down? If you can't be bothered to check it, then book it in somewhere tomorrow. No point in driving it and then accidently getting her hot.
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Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Chuck a can of bars leaks down the bottle and cross your fingers. If its running down the bell housing its going to be one of 4 things. a) the metal crossover pipe which goes around the back of the head from the water pump to the thermostat housing has a hole in it, b) headgasket has let go c) possible crack in head or block (unlikely) or d) a welch plug has gone, however I think the plug on the back of the block is too low to allow water to drain onto the top of the bell housing... It wont be the heater tap, that isnt anywhere near the bellhousing on any e series ford that I know of, nor would it be a hose as they are under the inlet manifold mostly. Is the carpet wet inside the car?? Im thinking one last remote possibility is a split heater core dropping water through a hole on the fire wall to the engine bay side but thats as remote as my chances of being king of england with a harem of 500000000 18 yo virgin brides.

edit, check the hoses to the gas converter, they use hot water from the engine to convert the liquified petrolleum gas to gas.
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Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:58 pm 
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My car was leaking a small amount of cooant onto the trans fro. The head gasket.
Drained the coolant. Put a bottle of metal seal or something it was called. From autobahn. Fill with water. Let it idle for as long as possible. The longer the better. Then I drained the water. Flushed the system with a little water and filled up with coolant.
Not leaking at all anymore.
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Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:53 pm 
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get a torch and a little mirror on a stick and hope like hell its not the head-gasket.

same prob with my xg, expt it has done the gasket, still idles fine, drives fine, not mixing oil and water or anything, just goes thru about a liter of water per 200 kay. lol

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:07 pm 
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10,000 k bandaid so far....
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Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:56 pm 
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I wouldnt be worried about a buggered head gasket, thats a $50 weekend job that takes all of 3 hours work. Id be more worried about a cracked head. I had to replace the head on my old Mitsi triton 4bee and not a wrecker in the land had a head for one, so that made it a $700 proposition to replace. Mind you 4.0 heads are a dime a dozen at the wrecker (if theyll let you seperate it from the motor) but its still a gamble cos you dont know what your buying.
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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP!!!eb coolant leak
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:05 pm 
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well its loosing a fair bit of coolant but apparently the head is reconditioned i only bought the car a week ago im hoping its not the head iv had so many problems with my last car for head gaskets (3 times) and $1900 later but i just cant b bothered jacking it up to look at it just gonna take it somewhere theres no water leaking it the car that i can see or smell so i think im good on that side of things hope it is just a welche plug or hose tho the car is still running fine idle's at about 1200rpm sometimes but usually drops to 900 thanks for the help fella's
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Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:15 pm 
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dont even think of doing a weekend head gasket job if you dont machine the face you might as well do nothing at all try a bottle of seal up works more like a skingraft than a bandaid lol
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Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:34 pm 
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na wasnt even contemplaiting it lol used to be a mechanic so i know what goes into it lol
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Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:18 pm 
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So you used to be a mechanic.
And you're 20.
Trade cert?

How much water does it use a day and how far do you drive.
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