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Focus Overheating

14 May 2013 - 11:41 PM

Hi all

Am looking for some advice please. Recently finished rebuilding the engine after replacing the head gasket due to coolant getting n the oil. Installed new water pump and thermostat.

The temperature goes up to normal level on tick over with all pipe getting hot. However when the car is driven the temperature fluctuates from normal to red. When I stop the car and feel the Cooling pipes the rad top pipe is red hot but the rad bottom left pipe has gone really cold. And no pressure in the expansion tank ad water is cold/Luke warm.

The car only overheats when driven hard like up an hill or when doing 60 to 70mph

Any thoughts please