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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:19 pm 
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Always found it odd that my EA's temperature gauge would rise noticeable in traffic (especially with air on) or after a thrashing, I did all the usual, radiator flush plus new thermostat and still it was the same, seeing as the "normal" scale is so huge I just assumed this was normal!

Then recently I was wondering though pick'n'payless (the payless part is getting debatable) and noticed a few E-series cars with a lot of crap wedged between the radiator and the air-con condensor, mostly leaves but also a fine layer of dust. When I checked mine it was the same! A decent clean later and it runs so different it's not funny, on a hot day with the air on the temp gauge hardly moves and same if I floor it up a hill then stop at a set of lights.

So if you have an E-series Falcon I recommend peeling away the rubber shroud between your radiator and condensor and having a look-see... you might be surprised.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Bloody good advice.
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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:50 pm 
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mine does the same thing, i might have a look at that tomorrow. cheers for the info buddy.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:47 pm 
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common problem of the e series.

im talking VERY common

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:21 am 
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yer good post i do mine before summer hits as a rule.
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Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:47 pm 
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running hot is my cars reality... will give this a look... :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:24 pm 
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Top tip! But mines ok at the momment.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:13 pm 
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just keep in mind if you want to do this, you need to take the hoses off the radiator and move it back in to the engine bay so you can get your hand down in front of it

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:46 pm 
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Or get a stick figure to help you. ;)


I cleaned it out a few weeks after buying my car and did notice a difference, always stays right on the bottom of the gauge, just above the blue. Temp only rises if I'm accelerating up a long, steep hill. I've only ever managed to get my EA to the 'R/M' in NORMAL, and that was going up Clyde Mt. on a 30 degree day.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:38 pm 
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I just use my air compressor to blow the crap out rather than having to pull out the radiator ,works wonders

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:58 pm 
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my air con was rooted so i took the condensor out so the radiator gets LOTS of air flow. i put some mesh in the front to stop s**t hitting the radiator.

that solved all my overheating problems.

and who needs air con, ive never used it in 4 years lol
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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:42 pm 
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can someone post up some pics for the dumb guys? aka me. for an EL would be best :)

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:02 pm 
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i did this to my eb as i had to put a new bottom radiator hose on and so i pulled the radiator outand cleaned but mine still gets worm.

 

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