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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:19 pm 
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Does anybody know the possible causes of a water leak in a EA fairmont? im filler the water every 2 days! It drives me nuts!

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:24 pm 
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Several.

Head gasket leaking, Internally or externally.

Radiator tanks.

Hoses.

Cap on header tank.

Water pump.

Heater core.

Are you seeing any signs of leaked coolant, on the ground or around the engine bay?

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:25 pm 
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Head gasket, welsh plugs, water pump, radiator hoses, over flow bottle.

got any more info you can share.

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:05 pm 
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Pray its not the water pump, there a b**ch to replace!

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:09 pm 
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head gasket
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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 1:18 am 
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hahaa i hate taking those s**t fans off the EAs. Had to do them all the time at the wrecker when i pulled a motor. I love the EFs cause its a few screws for an electronic fan. LOL

 

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 1:51 am 
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yeah i guess head gasket, particularly if it's going apparently nowhere...
check what colour your oil is :p
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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:22 am 
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stomper wrote:
hahaa i hate taking those s**t fans off the EAs. Had to do them all the time at the wrecker when i pulled a motor. I love the EFs cause its a few screws for an electronic fan. LOL


They are piss easy once you know how to remove it properly, and have the right tools.

 

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:22 am 
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Everyone expects the worst up front the head gasket!! check the basics first like the reservoir cap (check for cracks on the seal or water coming from the overflow hose when engine is at running temp) Check all hoses for crack and signs of water marks (green stains if you're using coolant) if all is ok then have a pressure test on the cooling system. That will then proove if its welsh plugs or head gasket. you may also have a compression test done to confirm head gasket. If you're loosing 2 ltrs a day it should be easy to find.
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