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What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Under N 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
Under O 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
Under R 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
Under M 25%  25%  [ 26 ]
Under A 25%  25%  [ 26 ]
Under L 26%  26%  [ 27 ]
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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:09 pm 
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ok cool, most people on here think that it will make the ecu run ruch as it thinks its warming up hence more fuel but not the case with u which is good. Going to test my car and see if its the same case.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:02 pm 
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yer i noticed my temp has changed a fair bit it use to always run around the L point but now its around the M ish level when the engine warms up, you guys recomend new coolants or ?
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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Id try flushing it first and use normal water and see if its still the same and if it is id replacing my radiator, rather pay under $400.00 for a new radiator fully installed than $1000.00 for a headgasket plus the radiator will need replacing becuz of age and that fact that ford didnt do a good job cleaning the block hence the radiator getting blocked over time.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:50 am 
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is there any way you can just clean the raidiator it self out maybe a compresser or high pressure water ?
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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:25 am 
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I think u can do it that way but not 100% sure, my radiator joint said to come and service/clean out the radiator every 12-18 months to clean them out. Reason for that is there might still be crap in the cooling system and they take out the radiator and clean it some how.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:57 pm 
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my el futura fans coming on straight away at start; temp gauge barely gets above "C"....
thermostat stuck open? what sort of damage can this do? could this affect idle/revs?
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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:42 am 
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mine sits on A most the time and cooler down freeway...... this is after new raditor, raditor cap and thermostat and some decent coolent.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:19 pm 
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just replaced thermostat; old looks ok and fans still coming on...
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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:58 pm 
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After reading this thread, what is a safe temp to stick at, in diagnostic mode, mine is below the L most the time, except it goes to the A in the city after 1/2 hour with A/C on and 30 plus outside temp.
I'll go in diagnostic mode and check it tommorrow to see what is says.
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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:14 pm 
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if you really want to keep an eye on your cooling system put ur hand in ur pocket and buy a guage. they're cheap enough these days. ford guages aren't calibrated exactly the same from car to car let alone model to model. apart from that from ea to el the normal is upside down.

and for the people using 'coolant' it would be helpful to add wether its glycol or equivilant coolant/additive or basic coolant/inhibitor

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:33 pm 
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my temp hardly even moves from the bottom what could be causing this?
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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:58 am 
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98 XH panelvan, gauge sits at the R-O mark.
Original rad, pump, hoses, etc. Clamps still have the factory torque shear caps on them.
New genuine 91deg thermostat, as the old one stuck closed.
Runs hot when under load. Cools down when idling.

97 EL V8 wags , gauge sits same as above, R-O mark.
Cooling system has been worked on extensively before me - new waterpump, new Rad, missing half of air dam (has been cut away.), and missing plastic cover across front of radiator support panel.
Header tank rust covered, but has good coolant in it.
Had no thermostat, ran at 100-106deg under load.
Cooled down at idle.
Fitted 88deg Tridon (motorad) thermostat, still runs at 100-106deg under load.
Cools down to 89-91degrees after 15mins idling, and maintains that temp whilst idling.

Temps taken from dash diagnostic mode, an independant digital temperature gauge
and a handheld non-contact laser temp gauge.
(all were accurate to within a few degrees of each other.)
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 Post subject: Re: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:57 am 
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Troy wrote:
my temp hardly even moves from the bottom what could be causing this?


Thermostat is shot.

Just replaced the thermostat in the missus EF and it DRAMATICALLY improved fuel economy too.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:12 am 
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Mine rarely goes above L.
Car bought s/h a few months ago, looks like a standard radiator (and transmission cooler).

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:48 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
Troy wrote:
my temp hardly even moves from the bottom what could be causing this?


Thermostat is shot.

Just replaced the thermostat in the missus EF and it DRAMATICALLY improved fuel economy too.


haha late reply asked that in 2009 and that car is long gone
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