Head has to come off! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2002, 03:54   #1 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
XtRmn8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Perth, Western Oz
Age: 31
Posts: 520
confused Head has to come off!

After 76000km the head on the EL has to come off! Not happy at all!!!!

Been losing a lot of coolant in the last two weeks and it has only become visible today that its coming out at the back of the head somewhere and running down the block.

Not sore if there is a core plug at the back of the EL heads but it must have coroded through the aluminium. Its too high to be the head gasket.

Not a small job :crazy1: :crazy1:
XtRmn8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-04-2002, 04:04   #2 (permalink)
NB & NCII V8 Fairlanes
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia
Posts: 2,840
Is there like the EA/EB etc a heater pipe running from the LH firewall to the water pump between the head and the firewall? If so check it's not cracked.
__________________
Regards Blue
Aussiblue is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 04:15   #3 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
XtRmn8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Perth, Western Oz
Age: 31
Posts: 520
Quote:
Originally posted by Aussiblue
Is there like the EA/EB etc a heater pipe running from the LH firewall to the water pump between the head and the firewall? If so check it's not cracked.
I am not too sure mate, maybe some can help here. Last nite i did about 60km and it lost 1.5liters of coolant. Plus i had it on the pressure test and at 140kpa the were no visible leaks. At that stage i though the head gasket blew between a water chamber and cylinder, hence it was going out the exhaust. The is no water in oil, thank god!!
XtRmn8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 04:24   #4 (permalink)
Ex Member
 
Fairlane Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Perth
Posts: 717
find out where its comming from for sure.. i had a hole in a heater hose and it was pissing coolant to the other side of the engine bay! this was on my EF i6, i was very pleased to find it only cost me a few dolllars to fix.
__________________
Best wishes
Fairlane Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 13:23   #5 (permalink)
gone
 
laminge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 10,402
Quote:
Originally posted by XtRmn8


I am not too sure mate, maybe some can help here. Last nite i did about 60km and it lost 1.5liters of coolant. Plus i had it on the pressure test and at 140kpa the were no visible leaks. At that stage i though the head gasket blew between a water chamber and cylinder, hence it was going out the exhaust. The is no water in oil, thank god!!
Mate thats not good news at all

I had the same problem on the xr re water loss.

Presure tested at 140 as well with no reduction of presure even over 2 hours!

Yet normal driving of an hour resulted in 2 litres of water loss.

At the end of the day, the head gaskets had developed several channels which alowed constant water loss under engine load, how it never made its way to a cyl I never know but once the heads came off you could clearly see the damaged that had started.

Please...Please dont drive her hard, in fact only fir the radiator cap to the 1st turn to allow presure to flow out through that just in case the heads or gaskets have shat themselves!
laminge is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Head Questions XplodBoom General Tech 2 04-13-2003 20:08
Help! Another EL Head gasket story (long) Veefore Inline 6 Tech 9 03-16-2003 14:31
BA Falcon Engine Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 09-04-2002 07:27
Cylinder head mods SPHELL General Tech 1 08-10-2002 06:37
4.6 head gaskets and bolts CHEAP!!! tim87114 Modular Tech 0 12-24-2001 21:27

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:59.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.