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2013 Escape (Us Kuga) 1.6L Engine Overheating After Recall Fix


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#1 Jersey Girl

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

I don't know what engine the EU Kugas are coming with this year but my 1.6L engine had an issue after the recall fix.  See my link below.

 

http://www.escape-ci...php?f=8&t=19667

 

 



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#2 btmaldon

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

Are the hoses pressurised? The symptoms suggest no pressure in the system which allows the coolant to boil at lower temperatures than a pressurised system. Have you checked the expansion tank cap? It wouldn't surprise me if a mechanic forgot to do it up properly.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

Are the hoses pressurised? The symptoms suggest no pressure in the system which allows the coolant to boil at lower temperatures than a pressurised system. Have you checked the expansion tank cap? It wouldn't surprise me if a mechanic forgot to do it up properly.

 

I'm guessing they were pressurised since I only had 2 intermittent issues with the overheating while driving at highway speed.  I still don't understand how it could have overheated since the engine should be air cooled fairly well at highway speed. 

The expansion tank cap looked fine.  The hoses and all the clamps looked great too.  I'm so bummed out :-(



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

Just make sure the expansion tank cap is nice and tight and hopefully you don't get anymore problems. I like the look of the US version. Good luck with it.




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