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 Post subject: Question
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:36 pm 
Stock as a Rock

Age: 33

Posts: 179

Joined: 6th Aug 2014

Ride: ford

Location: yorke peninsula
SA, Australia


with the e series especially the 6 cyls known to have overheating problems what has everyone done to completely fix that problem so the cooling systems are better and never even think about runing hot in warmer weather and towing??

what thickness radiator (theres 26mm std 2 row, 32mm heavier 2 row and 38mm 3 row you can buy)??

what temperature thermostat do yous use and is it highflow ?

what temperatures do yous have your fans come and off at?

and where do yous put your aftermarket temperature gauge sensors if yous have aftermarket gauges?

do yous have factory ef/el twin fans or 2 aftermarket ones with a aluminium shroud over whole radiator or still belt fan if ea to ed?

Where should temp gauge read which normal letter and how do you keep it at bottom of normal even on hot days

could everyone please list exactly what radiator and thermostats yous have got and whatever else yous have done

thanks so much
 Post subject: Re: Question
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 37

Posts: 1112

Joined: 27th Dec 2011

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: ef falcon futura

Power: 154 rwkw

Location: Koo Wee Rup
VIC, Australia

Stock rad. Stock thermostat. Never over heats. Never gets above "a" on the guage. Even after a night solid on the dyno.



ef futura, pacemakers, 2.5inch catback, k&n panel filter and 3.45 lsd. extractors/cat, ticky head, custom cam grind, t5. now onto cosmetics.

 Post subject: Re: Question
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:01 am 
Tyre Shredder
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Age: 38

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jun 2014

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BA XR6 Turbo

Location: Jamestown
SA, Australia

Stock Rad, Stock Fans, stock everything. mine never goes much above the A Maybe to the L sometimes on a warmer day.
highest ive ever had it was right up the top Still not in the red danger zone towing a old HQ on a 45 degree day from waikfield to pirie.

Dont vanish im awaiting you next question



Current Ride
BA XR6 Turbo, P3 Paint, BP Trim, Fully Stock Mods to Come!
BA XR6 , P3 Paint, BG Trim, !
1995 EF XR6 The newest member of my ford family!

Previous Rides
RIP 1996 EF Falcon furura, White sacrificed for parts
1997 EL Falcon
1980 Ford Escort

 Post subject: Re: Question
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:53 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Age: 58

Posts: 869

Joined: 12th Aug 2007

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Ride: AU2 XR8 ute & 91 EA bitsa

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

On my EA, I've got a stock radiator, thermostat and EL thermofans. It sits a few mm above the first bar during normal driving and goes up to half way under load.

For the EA-ED Falcons, the thermo fan conversion is definitely worthwhile along with the AU MLS head gasket. Also, a good quality coolant is essential (not the coloured water you buy from Super Cheap).

Going up to Brisbane one year & loaded up with luggage & family (before fitting thermo fans), I missed the turnoff to the coast in northern NSW and continued inland. It was a 40+ deg day and I had to slow to 40-50 kmh to stop it boiling. Those mongel hills on the New England Hwy, south of Tenterfield, are at 45 degrees and seem to go for ever.



AU2 XR8 with Raptor VL, ported Yella Terra GT40P heads, Scorpion 1.6 RRs, XE264HR-14 Comp Cam, ceramic coated Hurricane Headers, 60lb injectors, Walbro 255, 200cfi cats, 3" exhaust & Snow Performance water methanol injection

 Post subject: Re: Question
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:41 pm 
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Location: Geeelong
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Robert_au wrote:

Dont vanish im awaiting you next question

i'm waiting with the popcorn................................................... :lol:
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