In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
You should also have the heater on so the heater core is open and get all of the shit out. WHen the engiens running I know if the thermostat is opened up when you squeeze the top radiator hose and the coolant bubbles in the resivior.
Kooky, I wouldn't bother replacing radiator hoses unless they are warped and sit on loosly after they are clamped back up and you seem to lose coolant.
If you are chaning coolan on an E-series car or AU1 I think from that pink shit to RI-34 (proper Ford stuff) then it's best to flush the system. After I changed my cooland to the Green Ford stuff I got a low coolant light flash on a dash. Due to the different inhibitors the sensor in the header tank wasnt working properly. I took it out and gave it a clean out and put a new Oring as the other one was stuffed and how its all good.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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