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DougC 01-15-2013 11:35 AM

Coolant issues....
 

gostinger 01-15-2013 12:53 PM

Mine looks exactly like that. I took it in and they said they cleaned it, all they did was wipe the cap. It started to look like that 3 months after i got the car so since then now the whole bottle is full of that crud at 30,000kms. When i had my clutch assy. replaced they told me to get a coolant service...ya right!

Superd 01-15-2013 01:09 PM

Mine also has the same buildup and look.

2012sel 01-15-2013 03:24 PM

It should probably look like this...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...8&postcount=21

But others have had this issue and it seemed to come down to assembly gunk. One of the posters on this thread was going to flush and clean and see if it came back. You might find some insight here...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...hlight=coolant

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DougC 05-04-2013 05:29 AM

Forgot to update this thread.... They found my coolant leak.... in less than 20,000 miles my radiator failed and had to be replaced. Nice, huh?

PratoN 05-06-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DougC (Post 4712571)
Forgot to update this thread.... They found my coolant leak.... in less than 20,000 miles my radiator failed and had to be replaced. Nice, huh?

Shit. Does that mean I should take mine in? I already cleaned my cap off and topped off my coolant level. God damn it.

EDIT: Are you / were you able to get any more information about where the leak was so that I can check my car?

DougC 05-06-2013 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PratoN (Post 4715062)
Shit. Does that mean I should take mine in? I already cleaned my cap off and topped off my coolant level. God damn it.

EDIT: Are you / were you able to get any more information about where the leak was so that I can check my car?

The leak was on the drivers side of the radiator. They didn't specify exactly where it was that they found it, sorry. The visible "vapors" (best word that I can come up with) rose up from the opening that is between the radiator and the headlight assembly. Hope that helps.

PratoN 05-06-2013 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DougC (Post 4715378)
The leak was on the drivers side of the radiator. They didn't specify exactly where it was that they found it, sorry. The visible "vapors" (best word that I can come up with) rose up from the opening that is between the radiator and the headlight assembly. Hope that helps.

Thanks! I'll look for it eventually and check my coolant level regularly.

DougC 05-06-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PratoN (Post 4715388)
Thanks! I'll look for it eventually and check my coolant level regularly.

No problem. Best of luck!

jcbbas 05-06-2013 02:03 PM

Interesting, I had this same junk in mine, then at about 28,000 miles my water pump "had a leak" Leak as in the entire coolant in the system went all over the engine in less than 20 seconds, they replaced the water pump and flushed the coolant, guess I should check for the gunk again.


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