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 Post subject: urgent engine help EL I6 FALCON
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:19 pm 
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g'day everyone i want 2 know wat does it mean when u go to check the radiator fluid and theres specs of oil or lets say black particles in the coolant and the radiator cap is covered in specs of oil too??? can someone tell wats that trying to say THANKS??

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:25 pm 
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Blown head gasket (if lucky) or cracked head. also, check engine oil is it slightly milky - from radiator water in oil?
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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:32 pm 
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i checked the oil nothings wrong with it not milky but the radiators got specs of oil floating around !!! and i checked the oil cap and the oil ain't got water in it yet !!! any more suggestions and how much would a reconed head be???

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:36 pm 
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a good way to see head problems is to remove and check the spark plugs, any rust and you have problems, thats how i found my bad news :(

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:48 pm 
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how much would a reconed head cost around ??? thanks

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:49 pm 
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Do not panic yet, the EL's blow the occasional head gasket. You are up for someone to take the head off and check, labour is not cheap. A head reconditioning shop that also does the labour remove/install may be the best way to go, or reword your problem around lunch time as "Help head gasket or crack?' some one in Perth may know a local garage (Beware - back yard boys can be cowboys)
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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:55 pm 
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how long will it keep running for b4 it stuffs up???

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:06 am 
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Yeah the exhaust tip and water getting to engine will result in coming out
U see the smoke at a different colour
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:07 am 
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Yeah the exhaust tip and water getting to engine will result in coming out
U see the smoke at a different colour
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:20 am 
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ef_gas wrote:
Yeah the exhaust tip and water getting to engine will result in coming out
U see the smoke at a different colour
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but as far as i know it just stuffed up today but theres no steam or smoke from the exhaust~!!! but yeah the temp has been getting up to 2 ORM on the NORMAL on my temp gauge then when i stop some where i'll turn it off and it would just start leaking from the overflow hose 4 2 mins then go away!!! any one else got suggestions ??? THANKS

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:49 am 
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how much would a reconed head cost around ??? thanks
dont jump the gun,get the radiator pressure tested,if its ok,next get compression test .gaskets blow different ways,and oil rubbish could be flushed out of system.are you using water? is the water bottle pressurized and bubbling and expanded,are you blowing steam out the exhaust,next will be a loss of power,big miss and water mixed oil-milky.it all hapens very quick.check the above and make sure.you will know straight away.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:59 am 
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noble001 wrote:
Blown head gasket (if lucky) or cracked head. also, check engine oil is it slightly milky - from radiator water in oil?
are these heads alloy,they are prone to corrode water jacket passages,i had a xf head fully reco.d and after 40000ks missed like a dog,pulled the head off and had 5 passages corroded and used the u beaut corrosion inhibater? sucks dead $$$$$$$$ wont buy that brand name again!!!

 

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