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I have seen peeps saying they get a hole in the back of it somehow. Ford charge well over a grand to renew them with labour you would be best going aftermarket with local garage fitting. 

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Just don't be tempted to try radseal or any other bodged repair methods involving inserting junk into the expansion tank. It may well block the leak, but will also block the tiny passageways in the engine needed for cooling.

If you're struggling to get hold of a radiator then there's some good aluminium performance ones for these engines (not that it will make any difference to cooling/performance on the road).

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20 hours ago, F0CUE said:

I have seen peeps saying they get a hole in the back of it somehow. Ford charge well over a grand to renew them with labour you would be best going aftermarket with local garage fitting. 

Ford want £600 to do it. Finding out if it’s covered on warranty first before I do anything. 

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17 hours ago, Luke4efc said:

Just don't be tempted to try radseal or any other bodged repair methods involving inserting junk into the expansion tank. It may well block the leak, but will also block the tiny passageways in the engine needed for cooling.

If you're struggling to get hold of a radiator then there's some good aluminium performance ones for these engines (not that it will make any difference to cooling/performance on the road).

No I won’t be bodging it. I will probably end up replacing it my self. It’s hard to tell where it’s coming from with out a pressure test. 

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36 minutes ago, Aaron Harris said:

Ford want £600 to do it. Finding out if it’s covered on warranty first before I do anything. 

Less than some have been quoted good luck. 

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36 minutes ago, Aaron Harris said:

Still won’t me getting them to do it at that price! 

Neither would I. It can't be that hard to do TBH. 

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