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#1 landy39

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

OK RED or BLUE.

When i bought my focus a little over two month ago the bloke before me had the timing belt done,and the garage didn't put any anti-freeze in.... so with winter not to far in the distance i think it's time i put some in..... so hence my question....RED or BLUE.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

Red


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

Cheers Ben ......  :)



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

Flush it out if it's old,don't mix colours either,obviously.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

Hi ben... there's none in the system at all .... so i'll just replace it with red.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:07 PM

If it's just water in there, I'd still be inclined to flush it out!!

 

Ford sell the Motorcraft stuff which (allegedly) has an indefinite lifespan - and it's not that much more than Halfords.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:13 PM

You've been running the car for two months with no antifreeze?


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:04 AM

You need anti-freeze in at all times.
It is designed to increase the boiling temperature of water as well as lower the point at which the water will freeze.
Without anti-freeze in you run a severe risk of the engine overheating and cracking the block.
You really need to get it sorted out before you drive the car again.
You could end up causing damage that will cost big money.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

Personally I would be draining the system and starting a fresh with either the orange/pink coolant or the new purple stuff from ford. As long as it's OAT it will be fine.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

Well got the pink stuff....drain cleaned and reverse flushed the system ..... new anti-freeze in and ready for the winter.

cheers chaps for the advice..... :driving:



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

Good effort.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

just keep an eye out for overheating now. As you have filled the system with the proper stuff now, you might find that the heating and pressure build up and it might start to misbehave!



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:54 PM

just keep an eye out for overheating now. As you have filled the system with the proper stuff now, you might find that the heating and pressure build up and it might start to misbehave!

lol ...cheers jeebo .....will keep an eye on her.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

red 50 - 50 mix sometimes the cap is a bit hard to under do ( its got an "0" ring in it )



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