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In Topic: Coolant Loss Mk4 2Ltr Diesel

18 March 2014 - 06:17 PM

Hopefully going to attack this leak next Monday and decided it'll probably be better to drain the system to make it easier to seal the plug. From what I can gather these cars require a certain antifreeze but I'm struggling to find which one. I've read that there's an alternative to the ford pink stuff. Can anybody give confirm whats best.

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In Topic: Coolant Loss Mk4 2Ltr Diesel

15 March 2014 - 07:52 PM

Spoke to a friend tonight who preps race cars and he has said the same thing, so he's happy for me to use his ramp and thats the plan. Hopefully it'll work. He has also said he reckons he's got something that will seal it without having to put the likes of rad weld through it.

In Topic: Coolant Loss Mk4 2Ltr Diesel

15 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Well, found the leak, its coming out of what I believe to be the radiator drain plug in the bottom corner of the rad. Apparently though these aren't replaceable and ford have said its a new rad obviously at just under £300 from ford I'll be looking elsewhere and hoping I'll be able to replace it myself. Used to work in a bodyshop so previous experience should help. However can anyone confirm how it is best removed as I'm guessing its going to be a bumper of job.

In Topic: Coolant Loss Mk4 2Ltr Diesel

12 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

I hope so mate. Now I have a strange question. Where is the throttle cable located in the engine bay as I couldn't find it the other day and it would help to be able to rev the car whilst being under the bonnet. God it was so much easier back when I had my mk2 escort lol.

In Topic: Coolant Loss Mk4 2Ltr Diesel

12 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

Going to have a real good look on my next day of and try to get the under tray of so I can drip test it onto some cardboard. It seems like there's no common issues which I was hoping there might be to check first. Hoping to be able to find it without it needing to go into a garage however may be easier to get someone to pressure test the system.