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Coolant Leak - Suspected Thermostat Housing Focus Tdci 1.6

19 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

hi all,


i always used to keep an eye on all fluids in car but for some reason i went a month or 2 without checking coolant etc.


when i did check, coolant level was almost empty, just a little at bottom of reservoir. car has been fine though, no overheating etc.


i topped up again with coolant and water and drove around a bit and realised it was gradually dropping again, going from max line to just under min line in a week - about 100-150 miles.


i called mechanic to check and straight away he said thermostat housing as he could see water to the right side of engine (near gear box housing), he said the only thing that side of the engine to leak water would be the TH.


so got it all done for £140 fully fitted. so i'm hoping that does cure it, he did say though that when he took the old one out he couldn't see any visible signs of damage buit that it could have been a slow leak from the seals on the housing.


my question is, if it does carry on leaking (fingers crossed it won't) where else could it be leaking from as like i say, he said upon checking around the area of the leak, it could only really be the housing.



1.6 Tdci 05 Plate - Dpf Replaced 6 Months Ago - Advice Needed

02 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

hi all,


i've had a bit of trouble with my car, i bought it last January and was fine up until November/December time, then i kept getting a warning light and engine light and was told it was DPF related so garages tried regeneration and was ok for a few days then same problem.

eventually i got a new DPF fitted (not Ford genuine part) as was told the DPF was completly clogged as the regeneration's would not work any more.


i do mainly town driving but do tend to try and go further a field at least once a month. as i heard it needs a bit of motorway driving every so often to keep it clear.


i am a little concerned as car has started leaving fan on for a few mins when i turn off and engine sounds louder etc- i have read that this is usually car trying to regen, but i have been turning car off whilst regen is happening i think but the day before i did drive for 25 mins or so at 60+ mph, would this have cleared it if it was getting blocked?


im petrified that i'm going to see the dreaded light again and the limp home mode again.


is fan staying on etc an indication that dpf is getting blocked again and if so what can i do as like i say i have taken it out a couple of times this month for longer motorway style runs?


thanks everyone