UPDATE: 1995 Contour GL (4-banger) heater troubles & overheating.
Car overheated tonight on the highway (at -20C). It's at Ford's for now.
Steam was coming out of the Radiator too, so guess I'll be giving the poor
thing it's final rites and let it go.
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> No heat (sometimes a *little* warm). Prestone smell in the car when heater
> is on. Car has a tendancy to overheat (slow & intermittent rad fan).
> It gobbles up about 1 gallon of coolant per week (seems to be vaporising
> through the heater core, since I'm not seeing any leaks anywhere)
> My guess is a leaking heater core & a defective thermostat.
> *nothing* seems to have been serviced over the car's life, it has nearly
> 175,000KM on it.
> had the O2 sensor, timing belt, water pump, Air bypass valve and timing
> belt idler changed over the last month.
> I'm gonna trash it after the winter, but here in Canada I need some kind
> of heat in the car.
> Thermostat is pretty cheap, but the only place I can get the heater core
> seems to be at Ford's (expensive).
> Any ideas?
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