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Member Since 14 May 2013
Offline Last Active May 19 2013 11:11 PM

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In Topic: Focus Overheating

19 May 2013 - 10:32 PM


Update on the focus. Tested thermostat which is working. Flushed the engine and refilled with coolant using the ord method. The car is not over heating but now there seems to be an odd problem. The car can be driven without overheating but occasionally the radiator fan comes on. When I checked the rad, the top hose was hot and the bottom left hose was tepid and the expansion tank was tepid too. If l leave the car on tick over all the pipes and the expansion reach the correct temperatures. But when driven l get the it and cold pipes situation.

Any thoughts



In Topic: Focus Overheating

15 May 2013 - 06:57 PM


Thanks all, I'd put a new thermostat in the car before filling it so am now beginning to think it is an air lock. Chap at the ford garage said the focus was notoriously hard to bleed when filling the coolant. He said to start the filling process using the small hose at the back of the engine that goes to the heater matrix.

Before refilling I'll give it another flush, just in case there any in there.