coolant leak - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-03, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 38
coolant leak

got a leak but dont know where its coming from it comes out at the back of the engine when i look up from under car i can see some coolant over the lip of the sump, right at the back on drivers side. any ideas??

wacka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-03, 08:54 PM
Nothing beats a V8
 
XTREME's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: melbourne, Victoria
Age: 31
Posts: 346
Re: coolant leak

my guess is that it is a welsh plug with a corroded/rust hole in it. they are at the back/underneath of the engine, and is a common problem with all cars.

the welsh plugs are there as blockages for the moulding holes when the engine was moulded into shape.

if u replace one, just be careful that you dont knock in into the waterjackets. :)
XTREME is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-03, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 38
Re: coolant leak

oh o i took off heat shield and remnants of leak are coming from above welch plug where block meets the head :(( wot do i do, its a minor leak and the coolant and oil look in good shape its a EF
wacka is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-03, 02:36 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Re: coolant leak

If it's just weeping, use some Bars-Leaks tablets, that stuff works and won't clog anything up, or Silver Seal, that stuff is supposed to be pretty good too. Best to stop it now before it gets any bigger. (As the Bishop said to the actress).

http://www.speco.com.au/news.html#leak

cheers.

"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."

Last edited by TopGhia; 09-12-03 at 02:42 AM.
TopGhia is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-03, 07:00 AM
Registered User
 
SPALDING GREEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 326
Re: coolant leak

Common cause for coolant leak that far back on the engine is a broken head stud. You will be up for a new headgaket at the least. Don't bother with bars leaks etc. it's definately going to get worse.
SPALDING GREEN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
over heating blondie Inline 6 Tech 29 07-28-03 09:03 AM
Coolant leak? Wazza80-99 Inline 6 Tech 11 07-15-03 04:03 AM
Strange Intermittent Coolant Leak albl Inline 6 Tech 6 03-03-03 01:23 AM
Coolant leak redux Wazza80-99 General Tech 4 01-30-03 03:02 AM
Mysterious coolant leak?? piranicon Ford Bronco Forum 14 07-01-01 05:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome