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  1. Hi, I have a 2006 mk2 Ford Focus with 1.6 TDCI engine, and for years it appears to have been running cool in winter, taking a long time to get up to operating temperature. And sometimes even cooling off when in traffic. In spring/summer/autumn no issues, also not overheating. So I figured it was due to a faulty thermostat and replaced it with a new Ford part. And now it's running even cooler! It will barely get off the minimum mark, and if so only a slight bit when doing a hill climb. But then immediately drop back to the minimum again. When draining the coolant 4 litres came out, and I put 4 litres back in. (fresh Ford coolant) Also: heat out of the vents is not as hot as it used to be. At maximum heat, it's really quite modest. Does anyone have an idea what's going on here? Is there air trapped in the system? I thought I added the coolant and water quite slowly. Thanks, Vince
  2. matt.leese3

    Pressure In Coolant System

    Hi all, I have recently brought a Ford Focus 1.8TDCi Duratorq 2008. When I came to check the coolant level in the system (cold engine) there was no coolant visible in the expansion tank. When removing the expansion tank cap, the system lets out pressure and the coolant floods back into the expansion bottle through the large hose located at the bottom of the tank. Surely when the engine is cold there should be no pressure in the coolant system? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi all These forums have been a real help so far and now am hoping someone is able to help me. My Mondeo MK4 2009 1.8 TDCI suddenly overheated last week after a loss of heating inside the cabin. I was towed home by RAC and then had a mechanic come and look over the car. He replaced the coolant expansion tank, thermostat and also did a complete flush of the cooling system. Got the vehicle back yesterday and unfortunately it's still doing exactly the same thing. Heat inside the cabin all fine, engine heat ok... then all of a sudden freezing cold inside the cabin and engine temp rapidly rising. I opened up the bonnet and i believe that the leak which is quite rapid is somewhere at the back of the engine below or from the heater matrix. Anyone have an ide what the cause may be? More info on the mechanic's analysis. he found that the EGR cooler at the back of the engine had been bypassed by previous owner possibly. The two pipes had been joined together rather than allowing coolant to flow through the cooler. He also discovered that the rocker cover's gasket had a leak, which he's going to fix in a couple weeks time. He checked the coolant to see if there was sign of the headgasket gone, however he said that his test came back negative. He said the water pump is working and not leaking. Please let me know if anyone has any idea what the issue may be. I'm probably calling up Ford tomorrow to have the car booked in... :( Thanks Dale
  4. Just replaced the head gasket, timing belt, water pump, Thermostat, coolant tank and cap, oil and air filter and completely flushed and bled coolant System many times. It is a 2005 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec. Engine Code (FUJB) Went for an NCT yesterday and the car had passed on everything but emissions and a coolant leak into the exhaust. they had it on the the emissions tester and revved it up and then a load of thick white smoke started coming out of the exhaust. All was running well until the NCT. car was driving perfect and still does but coolant is being burnt off. The coolant tank also expanded and popped on the way home so I'm thinking there's a block somewhere in the system and the pressure from that is somehow leaking coolant into one of the cylinders and burning off that way? From the looks of things a previous owner put the wrong rad in it as there is a dodgy looking rad hose held together by two clamps at the very bottom of the rad connecting to thermostat housing. Do you think this could be the problem? Wrong rad? Engine tends to overheat also, getting up to around 124°C on some occasions. Engine fan also only cuts in at around the 110°C to 120°C range. I had done a sniffer test previously and it had passed with no problems and then I had replaced the thermostat and housing gasket and then it started burning coolant. The car is currently parked up at a Petrol station and will be towed back today so I'll do another sniffer test to make sure head gasket is still ok. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
  5. Realised the other day that my coolant level is below the minimum mark on my MK6 Fiesta. Would i be alright just adding some deionised water to the fluid that's already in the tank or should i go and buy the ford specified coolant/antifreeze mix and just add that? General rule is always 50/50 coolant/water mixture right? or can you just add ready mixed coolant to the tank and not use any water? not sure whether the current fluid is just 100% coolant or if its a 50/50 water coolant mix thanks. Should i; Just add deionised water to the fluid already in the tank? Buy a bottle of coolant and just add it to the fluid already in the tank? Do a complete flush out to be safe?
  6. Hi, Have 2 questions about my Dec 2002 Fiesta 1.3 if anyone can offer advice. Hopefully I am posting in the correct section. Firstly can anyone suggest what would cause coolant to leak slowly on to the top of my gearbox when the weather is cold? Am I right in thinking the thermostat housing is above this area, as I know they aren't made very well. Only appears to happen when it's cold at night and only loses about half a cm on the tank. Not having to top up daily but after a really cold night there is a small puddle under the car and on the gearbox. Had head gasket done last year so highly doubt it's that, the head gasket was just leaking in the corner and was down to age of the gasket, carpet inside isn't wet and I have had a new coolant expansion tank (it's not that side anyway). Doesn't happen when driving only when it's stood. Next query is when I'm driving slowly in traffic etc, the revs don't hold properly and the car jumps a bit, this happened before the leak so I'd say they are unrelated. It runs normally after a short time of "kangarooing" and drives spot on normally, no power loss or anything. It's as if the car just doesn't know where to rev to momentarily. I've had new plugs, leads and coil pack in the past 6 months. It idles perfectly, starts perfectly and starts to drive with no issues, it just seems to do it when hot or cold while driving slowly without using the clutch. Could it be a throttle position sensor? I've read that someone had the same symptoms with a loose gearbox or worn engine mounts but I expect the result of worn engine mounts would be more drastic. Hopefully someone can suggest reasons for these couple of issues, thank you in advance.
  7. Hi, Have 2 questions about my 2002 Fiesta 1.3 if anyone can offer advice. Hopefully I am posting in the correct section. Firstly can anyone suggest what would cause coolant to leak slowly on to the top of my gearbox when the weather is cold? Am I right in thinking the thermostat housing is above this area, as I know they aren't made very well. Only appears to happen when it's cold at night and only loses about half a cm on the tank. Not having to top up daily but after a really cold night there is a small puddle under the car and on the gearbox. Had head gasket done last year so highly doubt it's that, the head gasket was just leaking in the corner and was down to age of the gasket, carpet inside isn't wet and I have had a new coolant expansion tank (it's not that side anyway). Doesn't happen when driving only when it's stood. Next query is when I'm driving slowly in traffic etc, the revs don't hold properly and the car jumps a bit, this happened before the leak so I'd say they are unrelated. It runs normally after a short time of "kangarooing" and drives spot on normally, no power loss or anything. It's as if the car just doesn't know where to rev to momentarily. I've had new plugs, leads and coil pack in the past 6 months. It idles perfectly, starts perfectly and starts to drive with no issues, it just seems to do it when hot or cold while driving slowly without using the clutch. Could it be a throttle position sensor? I've read that someone had the same symptoms with a loose gearbox or worn engine mounts but I expect the result of worn engine mounts would be more drastic. Hopefully someone can suggest reasons for these couple of issues, thank you in advance.
  8. Hello. New to the site and looking for help. I noticed my ford focus ecoboost 2014 (26000 miles) was leaking coolant . I have taken my car to a Ford maindealer. Paid £85 plus Vat for diagnostics and have been told it needs degas hose and a cylinder and cap replacing. £350 . I went to collect car yesterday and they are saying it needs further test (plugs being one of them ). Reading up online I am worried my engine mIght become faulty . My original degas hose was rubber and not the brittle version which doesn't tie on with Ford's recall. My car was never recalled. Can anyone advise?
  9. Hiya, I know nothing about cars, but have googled this problem and I think found a solution. Hope you dont mind me spamming the board up just double checking its not going to explode my car? Ive a 05 1.6 petrol cheap little up until this point lovely runaround of a car. After the crazy snow its started overheating and going low on power...not sure if over revving it because its low on power makes it overheat or if overheating can make power go away. Its doing a weird thing where I park up after a decent sized drive and it sounds like the whole engine is still running but its just the radiator fan going absolutely mental. Today on the M5 it started flashing the really bad red warning light *other ones always on keeping me company* and the temperature needle was darting up to the red end, then it comes back down for a bit and darts up dramatically again for no obvious reason (i was hiding in the left lane behind a lorry doing 57 after it came on first time.) I did fill up the oil (tiny bit) and the coolant (tiny bit) at the weekend and there seems to be plenty still in there. The coolant does a weird thing though, when I open the bonnet it looks completely empty, then I open the cap to pour it in and it looks like the water in there is boiling and it just magically refills itself. Which is no doubt a terrible symptom of my dead car and not a delightful Ford based trick :( Anywho...fan staying on and car overheating is what I told a girl at work. She said it is definitely that the coolant thingy has air inside of it and its stopping it work as this happens a lot in the cold? I googled it and the easiest solution I found was to unscrew the cap for the coolant hole, fill it right over the fill line to the brim, switch the engine on and wait for a load of air to come out. Is this true or one of those internet tricks? I cant imagine filling it over the max line or running the car when the cap is off is a good thing. Any ideas? Im an absolute moron with this sort of thing but working away pretty much all the week so not sure when I can get it in to a garage to fix...and I hate walking to the train station every morning. Sorry for my idiocy, if you can help that would be great, if this makes no sense at all I apologise.
  10. Hey guys looking for second opinions got a 2015 grand cmax 1.6 diesel last November from a garage. Been having issue since bought with coolant where after driving the coolant level literally goes straight to the bottom almost like theres none left. When open cap the fluid comes back up into the coolant bottle along with air..have been to garage twice where they have said its fixed and apparently when coolant level is like that it's normal.
  11. Hi All, was wondering if anyone could help, I have a 2004 ford fiesta finnese 1.25litre petrol. I bought it last year and its been fully serviced and well looked after. But my problem is that after about 5 mins of driving my thermostat shows that the engine is already hot. Just at the normal place in the middle. Any ideas why it's races up so quickly to the middle bar. I feel it should be at least 15 mins of driving before the engine gets hot.
  12. Hi need some help just bought a fiesta 1.4 the coolant is overflowing when I'm sitting at a stand still can anyone help anyone no what the problem is?
  13. Hello all, My bracket that holds my ignition coil is badly damaged and only has one screw holding on to the coil, which is badly stripped. I've tried drilling them out which only got me so far.. (Looks worse now too) I'm thinking of changing the whole bracket if it's possible. I can see that it connects to the engine with 2 bolts (I think) and has 2 hoses connected to it for the coolant. My copy of the Haynes manual (page 5B.2) say that it's the "Coolant outlet elbow" however I cannot find any results for this when putting it in Google. I have found this image on ebay of an engine someone is selling, it's attached to it. I'm really struggling on what to do next, can anyone please help me Thank you! :)
  14. Hi I have a 2012 Ford focus 1.6 Tdci 85Kw my engine runs cold almost every time . Some times it gets to idle temperature but cools back. I have changed the thermostate house withe the termostat and temperature sensor. The active grill seems to bee working. Im a mechanic its my own car but i am stuck a litle bit. :)
  15. Hi guys bit of a problem, done a coolant change and one of the o rings on the drain plug fell apart as I unscrewed it. Can this be replaced if so how as I was trying to be gentle with it as it's plastic but doesn't want to come off completely
  16. Hello! I have had a bit of an issue with my 2012 Ford Fiesta recently in that my coolant Level keeps dropping. On closer inspection, I couldn't see any external leaks i.e. Coolant on the ground under my car or around the coolant pipes. I took the car to the garage who told me after looking it over, that there is no coolant getting to the engine at all, which would explain why it has felt so hot despite me refilling coolant reservoir frequently. Does anyone have an idea what might be the issue here? I am thinking there may be an issue with the thermostat (stuck in the closed position and so preventing coolant from reaching the engine?), but I'm not too sure in all honesty. I have to drive from Lancaster to Shropshire (just under a 2 hour journey) on Sunday as I'm coming back home from University so any advice/help/experience with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
  17. thakrsun

    Leaking De-gas hose

    I noticed a leak on one of my coolant hoses this weekend, having done some research online I discovered the problem is with the De-gas hose and a known issue with 1.0L ecoboosts. I called up Ford who confirmed there is a recall on my car and its been booked in for Wednesday. Can anybody advise if theres a way to patch the small crack on the hose so I can drive it to the dealership 4 miles away? I tried electrical tape but this came off under the temperature of the leaking coolant. Thanks
  18. I just found this on ford service website. Anyone done “Motorcraft Superplus Anti-freeze” with FORD? Are they any good? Do you think this will include drain, flush and refill coolant as well as disposing of the old fluid? http://www.ford.co.uk/OwnerServices/Motorcraft/Repairs/Anti-freeze Mine car is 10 years old . I got no idea the previous done it, as I just owned for 2 years. As per schedule, it need to drain, flush and refill every 10 years. The price looks good (just £39), as I heard ford focus need 6 litres coolants which cost me almost £28. Do you think they will use Ford Super-Plus Premium Anti-Freeze Coolant which might last for next 10 years?
  19. Hello everyone. First time caller! I drive a 61 plate Focus 1.6, 42000 miles and last week it broke down. The warning display stated 'engine malfunction service soon' (or similiar) followed by a warning the car was overheating. I looked under the bonnet and noticed the coolant reservoir was totally empty. Called Greenflag who refilled resevoir and ran engine to see if there was any leak of which we could see none, making us fear it maybe the head gasket. Towed to local Ford dealership who have ran a diagnostic test and identified it as a heater matrix failure. Admittedly the windscreen has been developing a strange dense mist from bottom of screen to about five inches in height, almost in a straight line, which could only be removed by switching on the air con and this has been occurring for some weeks, which I've put down to early starts and the cold mornings that come with them. What puzzles me is that the carpets show no sign of water damage as you would expect nor has there been a sweet smell of antifreeze, although there have been blasts of 'musty-ness' from the vents on rare occasions, but which have gone as soon as they've appeared. Can you still get heater matrix failure without this kind of damage? Am I being unduly worried that it could be a wrong diagnosis? Levels are checked once a fortnight so coolant loss was fairly rapid, oil looks clean and no sign of smoking exhaust so is my fear of head gasket failure also unwarranted? I assume the dealership would have looked at that as a possible cause. Any help much appreciated.
  20. Tobiness

    Temperature Light

    Hi all, Sorry if this is a stupid question, I have had a look for similar issues, but haven't found anything identical to what my car is doing. I have a Fiesta 2009 Titanium, and a couple of times I have had the temperature light come on while I have been in traffic. Now, this is not hours in a jam, but after about 10-15 minutes of stop/start moving. There was no burning smells or smoke etc and the engine appeared to be running fine, after about 30 seconds of normal running after the jam cleared, the light switched itself off. I have checked my levels and they are all fine, I booked it into my garage as a precaution and they have said they can't find anything wrong. They double checked the levels and ran a pressure test and all looks good. Any suggestions please or could this just be something that 'happens' and is nothing to worry about? Thanks in advance, Lisa
  21. Hi! This is going to sound like a dumb question but I am currently unable to top up my collant on my 58 Reg Focus as there is some kid of "seal" underneath the cap? I've checked the manual and been Googling it all evening and have not been able to find any reference to this part on the car? Basically the coolant level is looking low, so I have undone the cap but underneath it is a black plug with a brass coloured circle in the centre. There doesn't appear to be an easy way of removing it apart from prising it out with a flat headed screwdriver but I didn't want to damage anything without getting some advice first. Anyone any ideas please? It's so odd as there doesn't appear to be any reference to this part but topping up my coolant tank (the tank with the Max/Min marks on it) isn't just remove the cap and pour water in. any help greatly appreciated as I got a long drive on Friday and need this sorting beforehand! Cheers Dave
  22. Hi, I have a ford focus 1.4 ( 75K miles, 13 yr old) , few days back the engine management light came on and car was not picking up speed. Called up the rescue who saw that there was no coolant and there was a leak noticed near thermostat. Took it to garage, who changed the thermostat and fixed the leak. They said they did the gasket pressure test and it looked ok. It is now fine on short runs, however take it on motorway and after about 10 miles with 70 mph, the temperature gauge goes to red. If I drop the speed to about 40-50 it come back to middle again. I stopped the car and took a look at coolant expansion tank and the coolant was squiriting into the tank for a good 10 mins after engine switch off. The car works fine overall, but as such now limited to city driving and not for longer periods. I have to also keep topping up the coolant, mostly doing it with water for now. I will send it back to garage next week but anything I can do beforehand. Thanks
  23. Iruhaku

    Loosing coolant

    Hi, I bought a Ford Fiesta around 2 weeks ago and it's losing coolant well it is and it isn't. If I top it up to the 'max' mark it'll disappear till just above the 'min' mark then it won't go any lower. It went from max to min in around 100 miles but after another 100 miles it hasn't budged. I only found out because I was at a garage for wheel balancing and alignment and the mechanic said it looked like my water pump was looking. Just wondering if a water pump leak would cause this as I thought it would be a constant leak not just leak to a certain level and then stop or am I missing something? thanks for any insight offered
  24. I recently had to top up the engine coolant on my Focus. It had dropped quite a bit, but I was unable to find any leaks anywhere. Since topping it up, the level has stayed constant. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that the engine temperature doesn't stay constant. It never gets too hot - i.e. the needle never passes vertical - but it does drop and go back up. I've noticed it gets cooler if I'm moving fast (probably when air is passing over the radiator?), and I've also noticed that the temperature drops when going uphill, regardless of how fast I'm going. I'm thinking this might indicate an air lock, but wouldn't the engine overheat sometimes if that was the case and coolant wasn't circulating? Any ideas? (Perhaps also worth noting is that a couple of months ago I blocked off the EGR valve. It's a 1.8 TDCi.)
  25. Mah.

    Coolant/heater hose.

    Hi Guys, I've got a coolant pipe leaking on my 1.6 tdci focus, noticed it just when I had hit 150k miles. I had been having coolant leaking issues before, but I thought I had addressed them with pouring in K-seal, but turns out not. The coolant drops to a certain level about 1/8 of the res tank and doesn't leak any further, probably because there is not enough pressure in the system. (that's my non mechanics thinking), but I don't get warm air. Now I've located the leak or at least one of them, and it's a split hose, behind the engine block, it's a braided hose, and there is one above the other looks something like this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-FUSION-1-4-TDCI-HEATER-HOSE-UNIT-2001-2008-2S6Q-8K512-AA-/271974904806?hash=item3f52f7b3e6:g:eOgAAOSwu4BV5yaU the thing is I can't find something that looks anywhere near similar to this for the 1.6tdci engine... I've got the 90hp non dpf version of the dv6 engine in mine... Maybe you guys can help me out... I will go to the garage this weekend or friday if they're open for them to replace it, but I want to know if I could source the pipe myself or even replace it myself to save some costs as I've already done so with the brake disks and the pads. :) Thanks