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In Topic: Engine Overheating Ford Ka 1.3 Duratec

02 July 2015 - 05:34 AM

As its the old shape Ka you might find air collects at the heater control valve which is the highest point as it crosses the bulk head. Failing that you can remove the hose off the return side of the control valve and with a totally full expansion bottle start the car. After a few seconds and with the engine still running you can put the hose back on and that should be it. Its pretty messy though and make sure you don't run out of fluid in the expansion tank as it can damage the water pump if it runs dry. Maybe have someone handy to turn the car off just in case you struggle to get the hose on in time. Whatever you do please dispose of your anti-freeze responsibly - cats (and other animals) love the taste of it and it can kill them. Another way to try is take out the expansion bottle and place it higher and run engine again with the cap off

In Topic: Engine Overheating Ford Ka 1.3 Duratec

30 June 2015 - 06:46 PM

You don't bleed it by opening the 'drain pipe'(?). You remove the expansion tank cap and run it up to temp from cold at idle speed. Once the thermostat has opened you can refit the cap.
Thermostats can stick. it does sound like an air lock or partly blocked rad ?

Is the expansion tank cap okay? Is there a seal inside it? A faulty cap could cause the problem too.
If everything checks out okay it may be the pump is partly damaged and just not circulating the coolant fast enough - impeller loose on shaft, or broken blades on the impeller.

In Topic: Electric Windows Problem

28 June 2015 - 06:41 AM

Did you sort it out cool runner and what was the fault . I put money on the wiring. I hope it was a cheap fix for you

In Topic: Servicing Ford Ka 2006

28 June 2015 - 06:39 AM

Have it check on the sills and around the lower doors and have the pollen filter changed. As for how long they go on for is downt to the person that looks after it.

In Topic: Please Help A New Streetka Owner

28 June 2015 - 06:34 AM

Sounds like you answerd your own question. It's most probably air in the system that needs bleeding out. As for the power steering fluid that may well need topping up and check all caps are tight inc the brake res