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1998 Engine Question

24 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Hi all,

i have a KA, just done an engine swap as the old engine blew the headgasket on the way home from buying it....

Anyway, was wondering as its my first ka ive owned, is the radiator meant to be cold at the bottom and hot at the top, also if left ticking over when fisrt started, the coolant does not get warm, just stays cold, even if left for half an hour, no pressure builds up either, but you can feel the water in the top pipe and if you squeeze it, the water in the coolant bottle swooshes around.

but after driving home (done 15 miles), it lost minimal water but it was above the max, and the water in the coolant was warm....

im just worrying incase i have a water pump on its way and cooking another engine... should have changed it when the engine was out, same as the alternator as the bearing is noisy as hell!

is the water pump easy to do with the engine in place worse case, or am i better in just dropping the engine out and jacking the car up around the engine to get at it? can do the alternator at the same time then....

any help is much apprechiated!

Cmax 2.0 Tdci

07 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Hi all,

do the c-max 2.0 tdcis suffer like the mondeo 2.0 tdci engines, as with the mondeo the injectors/clutch etc are all prone to failure and are very expensive to sort.

also what else is common on the 2.0 tdcis?
looking at a 2004 2.0 tdci ghia

1.6 Or 1.8 Zetec Petrol?

27 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

hi all,

im going to be on the market in a few weeks for a c-max, would like to stay away from the diesels, having a mondeo tdci when something goes wrong its normally expensive, so im looking at the 1.6 or 1.8, im hearing all horror storys with both with bad fuel consumption.

some car review place recommends the 1.8 if any petrol, but hearing bad things as with the 1.6,

im currently driving a 2008 1.6 zetec focus and its brilliant, i dont go off the trip meter instant mpg as it goes biskerk, i just go off how many miles left in the tank which is great for me,

im deffo after the zetec model, as i love the seats and trim!
basically any information on either will be great, i drive like a nutter and do alot of short and long and around town, but i can also drive like a saint if need be, will also be looking at taking whichever to france to disney land so after something comfatable and cruisy.