Just thought i'd post this as a warning to all you Eseries guys! We had our first 30+ degree days up here in brisbane this week, and I noticed my EL was running pretty hot (up at the N on normal). Also noticed it was spitting huge amounts of water out the overflow.....I was thinking the worst
Anyhow, i took it to my trusted Radiator guy who took a look at it. Unbolted the Radiator to find the end tank on the drivers side BENT LIKE A BANANA. Surprisingly, there was no other damage. The cause? I was thinking sand and shit, but it all turned out to be bugs and grass. About a 1/3 of my radiator was blocked. But now she's all good, and running a LOT cooler
So my advice is
Everyone go out and get you radiators and cooling systems checked before summer hits! you wont regret it
And the other big news is im getting King Springs (low), Koni adjustable shocks (front) with Monroe GT shocks (rear) as well as a camber kit this week....will post pics ASAP!
good stuff sikEA
i'm gunna get mine checked and stuff in late november, my car runs at the L in normal at the most recently. so it should be fine until i get around to it in a few months.
does'nt get so hot here iether :)
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.
In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.
Yeah, I had the same thing on reasonably warm days, or when driving hard, my temp guage would move up to the M on NORMAL, and i was worried, also because my water was brown and there was sludge in the header tank.
Took it to get flushed out, found out that the radiator was 50% blocked with shit, and the remainder of the cooling system was 30% blocked with shit. Im glad i did it now, otherwise that would of surely been a head or a head gasket..
The heater hoses tend to go after a few ks and burnouts :)
Did mine doing standstills at the B+S on the weekend, had to run it 2 km up the line with no water but fortunately she's still OK.
Went and bought some 300psi hose today for $17/m, that'll fix it
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Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
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