Coolant Loss - 1.6 Ecoboost
Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:04 PM
Bought an 11-plate last year, approx 63k miles and all was fine until about August when noticed we had some coolant loss, which at one point resulted in over-heating as total loss of fluid. Went into local Ford dealers and they found issue with one of the hoses, as described in http://www.ffoc.co.u...3-coolant-fail/ . New hose and all OK for a few weeks, but same again and then noticed cracks in the actual coolant tank, so this was replaced as well. All has been well since.
Car went in to same dealers on Tuesday this week for annual service, and today has has emptied ALL coolant after covering only 47 miles. Went to top the coolant back up, and after putting over a litre of pre-mixed coolant in, there was hardly anything there. Tried topping it up with just water which I've filled to the MAX line, to just watch it drain out again but there is no sign of any fluid under the car,
It's going into the engine block, isn't it? No signs of any fluid loss anywhere else, except for what looked like possible oil on the right side of the engine, under the battery
Any other ideas?
Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:59 PM
Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:25 AM
Had another look under the bonnet and noticed on the right side of the engine bay, to the left of the battery was what looks like a perished hose but unable to find the other end or where it might lead to...
Trying to look online to find what this should be connected to, in the vain hope that's all it is and not a major payout. Have tried posting a pic but failed
Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:06 PM
Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:46 AM
Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:50 PM
The problem waswith the pipe that leads to the thermostat housing (think that's what he said) and is made of the same, hard but goes brittle plastic that the tube from the coolant tank is made from. Dealers said they had tested the car and there was no damage to the engine, but that was another £144 I could have done without having to spend.
Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:37 PM