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Old 12-02-2002, 00:00   #1 (permalink)
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el fairmont 6 cooling dramas

ok this is my first post after selling my turbo skyline and buying a "family car!"

anyways, whenever i run the car for longer than out the driveway and back and she gets up to normal operating temp when i turn the car off a lot of water makes it's way past the overflow cap (radiator cap) and out the line to the ground. i know this is normal but after a week or so the dash light lights up for low radiator level and i pour usually nearly 2 litres of coolant in.. went to a radiator place he sugested flushing and replacing the therostat.. so

i today flushed the system (via heater hose, heater on) and filled it up with 50% anti freeze/boil 50% water, replaced the thermostat and gasket with a new one from ford (not: there is no little hole in this one but there was on the old one that came out) *shrugs* so driving to work today (34 degrees ambient temp) and the temp guage keeps climbing up to the 'o' in normal (just over 3/4 of the guage) i havnt seen it go this high before (is this ok) it was doing 110 on the freeway.

anyhoo when i parked at work there was the familier smell of coolan leaking to the ground, i just igured i must have topped it up too much, was at work for an hour and went out again for a short (5km) trip and then stpped purging water again.. i replaced the radiator cap about a week ago..

sorry about the long post, but the two questions i am after answers for are
1. is it normal for the motor to run this hot on a hot 34 degree c day?
2. why is the cooling system pissing out water when the car is turned off?

thanks guys in advance.

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Old 12-02-2002, 02:43   #2 (permalink)
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Thats not normal....have radiator flushed professionally.
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Old 12-02-2002, 19:43   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, i know it mite hurt and u probably feel it too, u should have kept the Skyline, i know this because i went from a bronco to an Na Fairlane ( Broncos still now $12000-17000) ( Na Fairlanes now $2.00) But hey thats life, as to your problem ill bet its the Head Gasket starting to go, speaking through experience with the NA, God what a damn slug (sometimes i think im being punished for selling my Mach 1 Mustang)
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