Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Howrah Heights, Tasmania, Australia
Coolant problems on EF I6
As the title suggests, I'm having problems with my coolant levels on my 1994 Ford EF Falcon GLi I6. The current coolant (or what's left) in the system is less than 5,000km's old and less than a couple of months old. I've had 3 problems with the cooling system since purchasing the car 10,000km's ago, these inlcude 2 hoses spliting and the thermometer busting. These have now been replaced and for a hundred or so kilometers everything was perfect.
But then the other day I notice my coolant was slightly low, so I topped it up and drove to a friends house. When reaching there and stopping, I noticed a few minutes later that coolant was comming out of the overflow pipe (the one that goes from the top of the coolant resovor to the drivers wheel hole thingo). I thought fair enough maybe I've been putting to much in. It spat out a fair bit, and I took note of the new level (once the car had cooled down). But then a day or two later the same thing happened, the car was parked on a slight minor incline, and it spat out more coolant (not nearly as much as last time).
I havn't been able to check the level since, but is there any reason why the coolant can be comming out of the over flow pipe? The car's temperature when driving sits betweem the A and M of 'NORMAL' (remember this is an EF, so for AU and similar drivers normal goes the opposite way) - which is fine.