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Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:35 am 
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Hi, I'm a bit of a newbie espesially to new Fords. I know a fair bit about old v8's but electronics are a bit new to me, however I can understand a bit 'cos I'm a signal/control electrician by trade. Anyway my BA GTP 290 is pushing steam out the expansion tank. Temperature seems normal and all of a sudden, there she blows!!! By the way, she appears to only have water in her, not green/coloured coolant. Only had her a ferw weeks and I have Ford warranties all the way up the wazoo so any help much appreciated before I make a big thing of it. Please, anyone?
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Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:57 am 
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P.S. I drove about 300 km around town then 800 km up the highwsy with no dramas.
Are these vehicles known to have radiator (coolant expansion tank) cap problems? Do the caps wear out?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:03 am 
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if i doubt just take it to FRAUD and get it checked out

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:35 am 
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Its a New Ish car.
Warranty it.
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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:32 pm 
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:lol: well I decided to buy a new cap for my bubble bottle and success!!!Now it keeps the coolant on the inside :P

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:40 pm 
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if the coolents not green, you might want to chuck some in. will stop the boiling.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:51 pm 
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bit odd for a new car under warranty not to have coolant in it, isnt it? id be heading into ford to get some put in coz knowing ford when the cooling system rusts out they will say it happend coz there was no coolant/ corrosion inhibitor in the water.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:20 pm 
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millard455 wrote:
bit odd for a new car under warranty not to have coolant in it, isnt it? id be heading into ford to get some put in coz knowing ford when the cooling system rusts out they will say it happend coz there was no coolant/ corrosion inhibitor in the water.


yeah, the person that didnt put propper coolent in should really have their a** kicked a bit

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:13 pm 
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hey mate take it back to fraud and get them flush the radiator and put in the proper coolant other wise it might come back to bite you!
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