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Old 02-06-2004, 21:27   #1 (permalink)
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URGENT!! - XF Overheating

Hey All,

I Have an XF, 4.1L Carby, on gas, and it drives around for a bit and the temp is about 1/4 then if i stop it and drive again about 15mins later its about half, then drive for a little bit more and stop again its nearly full temp not long after,

The waterpump seems to be working ok, and the coolant had been cleaned out. the radiator has been changed and it helped a little, but it still gets really hot,

can someone please reply ASAP... as i need the car for work tomorra.
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Old 02-06-2004, 21:59   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked the thermostat ?
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Old 02-06-2004, 22:38   #3 (permalink)
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Had the same problem like this with my EA last week, took it to GoodYear, it was a faulty thermostat and leaves that were stuck between the two hoses on the top of the radiator. Worthwhile to check out if there are any cracks or the like on ANY of your radiator/engine hoses.
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Old 02-06-2004, 22:41   #4 (permalink)
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It doesnt even have a thermostat in it... it was pulled out a while ago and not put back in...
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what about fitting a thermo fan /tranny cooler (if not already fitted)?
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im pretty sure the pump and fan are good as well
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yeah, i'd love to throw a thermo fan in it, but it doesnt fix whats making it over heat suddenly...
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in what condition is the waterjacket. if its badly corroded or blocked up it will reduce the waterflow and can cause overheating
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is there anyway to check the water jacket without removing the head?

and how can u clean it?
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I'd start with putting the thermostat back in. Why was it taken out?


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