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Old 04-02-2002, 05:27   #1 (permalink)
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EL Falcon Losing Water

Hello ppl.

My old girl and old mans EL falcon, one of those saphire jobbies ( im hopless at spelling) is losing water. They have owned it since brand new and they did have this same problem once before but the problem was fixed under warranty. The dealership replaced some seal, i cant remember which one though. My old man said the same thing is happing but cannot find where the leak is comming from.

Looked at the same place where the seal was replaced and all was ok. Radiator is ok and the cap is on tight on the resivor. All hoses seem alright as well, no dried up water marks in any areas that we can see.

I do remember reading some post that some of you have said that this is a common fault with the EF and EL model of fords.

If there is a problem how is it fixed?

They love there ford and me old man is worried...can you help me out..or well him out.

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Are you sure the word used wasn't "gasket" rather than "seal" as in head gasket?
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Old 04-02-2002, 06:25   #3 (permalink)
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no the head gasket was not replaced. If you have just opened the bonnett and looking strait at the motor, front right corner there is a part that connects to the side of that corner, (please bare with me) that previously leaked and that gasket or seal was replaced.

Ill have another look if need be to describe a lot better if you like, but anyway that gasket is not leaking like it did before. My old man and I cannot see where the water is leaking.

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is the oil caramel coloured?
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That old leak sound like it was where the thermostat housing mounts to the head. They can leak and can be hard to see as most of the leeking coolant evaporates on the hot head. However, some of it will congeal and leave a coolant coloured jelly trace on the flat ledge under the thermostat housing where the head meets the block.
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yeah i believe aussie blue has it, that seal or gasket was the part that was repaired/replaced under warranty. It fixed the problem for ages and now it has reoccured but not in the same place.

Thanks aussie for knowing where i was talking about. I will double check with a torch or something to see if thats the case. So if its just that again, it shoulnt be to exe in the cost. Old man will be releived.

Kelly, i will check tomorrow...what do you think that will show?

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sorry kelli, i spelt your name wrong, please forgive.
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Old 04-02-2002, 07:19   #8 (permalink)
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Cassius, look inside the underneath of the oil cap, if there is a milky white sludge in there it could mean a blown headgasket.

Although, some cars will do this if they only ever do very short trips, so its not a guarantee.

But if this is a case id get a compession test done on it, which is the only sure-fire way to know if its blown or not.
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oil + water = caramel goo

I know from experience. :-(
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OR (Sorry to be the bearer of potentially bad news)

If the oil is OK and there is no water stain on the outside of the block it could mean the head gasket is blown between the coolant passages and one of the cylinders. If this has happened the coolant will be leaking into a cylinder bore and being lost as water vapour out the exhaust - leaving no evidence of where it has gone.

Just another possibility - don't panic yet.
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