Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Ford Fair 2016: Tickets and stand passes are now available to purchase. More info here.

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

Ford Car Parts: View All ford car parts by category. Look for Ford Car Parts now!

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
bluepete

Help needed badly

5 posts in this topic

Hi everyone.

I have got a focus estate tdci, my oil cooler has broke which i have had replaced at a cost off £325.65.

However my oil still has water in it and my coolent still has oil in it.

Without costing me anymore money (which i haven't got ) how can i sovle this??

I have been told off a work mate that i could drain the oil and the radiator and flush them out,is this true and if so how??

Your help and advise would be a massive help.

Cheers.

Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Sump plug out to drain the oil - catch it in a container. Oil sits on top of water so any water in there should find its way out before all the oil has.

Bottom hose off to drain the coolant, then loosen the expansion tank cap otherwise not much will come out. The location of the bottom hose is self explanatory - its a hose at the bottom of the radiator.

You should flush the system through with a radiator flushing kit as simply flushing with water/hosepipe probably isn't going to shift all of the oil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sump plug out to drain the oil - catch it in a container. Oil sits on top of water so any water in there should find its way out before all the oil has.

Bottom hose off to drain the coolant, then loosen the expansion tank cap otherwise not much will come out. The location of the bottom hose is self explanatory - its a hose at the bottom of the radiator.

You should flush the system through with a radiator flushing kit as simply flushing with water/hosepipe probably isn't going to shift all of the oil.

Thanks for that advice.

Can i just ask will this have damaged my Engine??

Cheers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nah, shouldn't think so. But it won't fix itself and might cause damage if its left long term. Everything needs draining off and flushing through, really.

Its going to cost you money for replacement oil, you'll also have to replace the filter, and more coolant. Plus the cost of some radiator flush. If you do it all yourself, probly £30 or so, two or three times as much if a garage does it.

To be honest, I'm surprised the garage that repaired the original fault didn't do all this for you. They must've known the oil and coolant was contaminated??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

use bio washing liquid with the engine running to flush to coolant system mate. takes ages and unless youve had the hoses replaced will keep making your coolant black.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0