Mk3 Coolant Fail
Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:17 AM
Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:46 PM
( Another 10 seconds and we would have put the ticket in the window,locked the car and gone shopping only to come back oblivious to the fact our car was about to overheat and possibly seize without us knowing due to a major coolant leak.)
The old design of pipe is just ridiculous,a brittle plastic section coupled with a rubber piece. It was always going to fail at the connection!
As mentioned the new part is now all made of rubber with a solid clamp at the coolant tank end, and is easily fitted in under 5 minutes. I do however believe that Ford should be recalling all owners with this old crappy design of overflow hose fitted to there cars and replace FOC before there is a wave of claims for engine/turbo failures.
Like the OP we have a 1.6 Ecoboost, ( in150 BHP guise ) engine in our Mk3 so am not sure if it affects all petrol models or even some diesels, but please check yours out before it's too late.
Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:44 PM
We have been losing a small amount of coolant from our 1.6 ecoboost over the last few weeks. Changed the expansion bottle cap as I thought that maybe the pressure valve maybe duff. This seemed to improve the situation but not resolve it completely. So today I lifted off the expansion bottle and found that it had some hairline cracks and a small bulge on the underside.
Will be fitting a new one on Monday and will post a picture of the old cracked one for reference.
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