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INDUSTRYHATER

Strange Fusion Problem, Help Needed!!!

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Are you still getting a weird puffing noise under the bonnet? Bubbles in expansion.. Does it smell of fuel?

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As I mentioned earlier those bubbles weren't there until after I revved it up earlier and the coolant sprayed out, it like frothed the coolant up. When I popped out earlier they had gone and reappeared after I left it idling for a while.

There's no puffing noise, its smells warm, so a big oily,

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due to the probs you are having, are you driving around with the internal heater on hottest setting?

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due to the probs you are having, are you driving around with the internal heater on hottest setting?

No we don't have the heating on at all.

I've just been out to the car again and coolant looks fine, no foaming, idling there is still no foaming, rev the car and the little/thin pipe that feeds into the top of the expansion ( think it's direct from the block) is feeding coolant back into the tank and that's where the foaming is from, I'm sure that's the part water pump is pumping, (I could be wrong)

could it possibly be that there was block somewhere there and the cleaner I used earlier in the week has finally cleared something out and for whatever reason it didn't come out when he flushed the rad and now that cleaner flush stuff is foaming up?

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That could well be playing a part. I would say the best technique is to flush once with the decent stuff, then flush once with water. I would suggest then fill with water and run the engine and do the airlock removal, this then should flush the contaminants around the system and dilute them, then drain this, and flush cleanly once more, then at the end top it up with the good stuff.

These combinations should suffice to make sure that this isnt playing a part. The only problem is that if the rad is blocked and the contaminant is on the other side then it could happen again.

I would probably suggest that in order to prevent a great investment in a new rad, call around a few scrappies and get a used one. Before you do this though, I would check all the wiring carefully, the stat housing, the coolant tank. Last thing I would want to say is buy a new rad to find that its something else.

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UPDATE

So today I took the car back to the guy who flushed the system for me, he thinks the thermostat is faulty and there is no circulation.

I had also booked the car into a ford specialist. The specialists also thinks it could be the thermostat, he's going to strip it down on Thursday and check all the surrounding pipes. He is confident coolant is getting through the radiator ok. There's also the possibility that a Ecu could have a fault as well but for now he's thinking the thermostat could be partially open or even installed the wrong way.

He said he took the car for a spin and the the dash showed it overheated but he checked the engine and he said it was fine. He also said there is no gases in the coolant. It's due to go back on Thursday.

In the meantime the missus is going to take the car to the original garage who did the thermostat to bollock them and see what they say ( remember these are the guys that said a slipping clutch was causing the problem, £460 later it wasn't) if it turns out they changed the thermostat housing and not stat and charged me for them both, they come together, then we'll be asking for money back.

I'll keep this thread updated just in case anybody else ever has problems similar mine.

Thanks for all your hell so far, it's much appreciated,

Aaron

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Good luck Aaron, I wouldnt definately give them a kick for it!!!

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hallelujah, the car is finally fixed.

The car went back to the garage today and it was confirmed the new thermostat had failed. Apparently it wasn't opening quick enough.

The garage put a new thermostat and housing on free or charge, No more overheating thankfully.

I can hear a slight whine when the car accelerates and slows down in low gears but I think that's unrelated.

Many thanks to all of you for your help.

Aaron

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Result!

as for the whine, thats something I have noticed on auto's most of them are like that!

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