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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-02, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant Light

Hey everyone, the coolant light in my EL is sometimes coming on. I looked at the overflow tank, its just about on the minimum line. Well i think its time for a flush. I cant be bothered doing it myself:) Well how much does it cost to do? Full flush, and top up? Anyone recommend a place in melbourne? Northern suburbs?

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i use to have an ed xr6 and was told that when ford put the engine in they didn't remove all the shit out of the cooling system (don't know how true this is) so the only real way was to take the radiator out and turn it upside down and get all the shit out of it. i had that done and a full flush with new fuild for $80. the beauty of having a good mech next door to your i guess

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The ELs and early AUs had a problem with the low coolant light coming on for no reason. My old AU S pack used to drive me mad with the light coming on all the time.

All Falcons are fitted with wiring for the low coolant alarm but only the higher models actually had the sensor. The wiring used to earth and would show the warning light on the dash even though there was no sensor to set if off. I was told be Ford that they know of the problem and was going to retro fit all Falcons with the sensor as they come in for service. After mine was done I never had a problem with it.

I nearly got caught out with mine though, as it used to go off all the time, and I got so sick of checking the level only to find that it was still full I just didn't bother any more. What I didn't know was I had a small leak in the radiator hose. I didn't find it, as it only leaked under pressure and sprayed directly on the manifold and evaporated. So I was very suprised to check it one day to find there actually was no coolant in the tank!!

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