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11-01-2013 06:50 PM
alfack Got it back, last night. So far so good. They said the pressure test showed the radiator leaking!
10-23-2013 11:31 AM
alfack
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Originally Posted by splicedwdm View Post
Do you have a DCT or manual. Good that they're replacing all that for you - hope it's as good as new.
It's a DTC and thanks!
10-23-2013 10:54 AM
joshuafail
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Here we all were complaining about DCTs and it looks like failed radiators are really going to be the silent killer. haha
Sneaky little bastards.
10-23-2013 10:29 AM
PratoN Here we all were complaining about DCTs and it looks like failed radiators are really going to be the silent killer. haha
10-23-2013 10:20 AM
splicedwdm
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Originally Posted by alfack View Post
I took mine in yesterday. They said I needed a new radiator. Also, they noticed my clutch was slipping a little beyond tolerance specs, so they are replacing that, too. At least they gave me a rental car!

Good luck!
Do you have a DCT or manual. Good that they're replacing all that for you - hope it's as good as new.
10-23-2013 10:15 AM
alfack I took mine in yesterday. They said I needed a new radiator. Also, they noticed my clutch was slipping a little beyond tolerance specs, so they are replacing that, too. At least they gave me a rental car!

Good luck!
09-27-2013 12:12 PM
PratoN
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Thanks for following up with the resolution of your problem. Glad you got your car back. If anyone else has a problem like yours (a pressure test not showing a very small leak), the dealer can put a dye in the coolant that can be seen under ultraviolet light. That can make the diagnosis simpler.
I kind of want to do this myself so that I can just take it to the dealer and tell them to fix it.

Do you happen to know where your leak was located? This is like the 3rd or 4th time I've heard of a coolant (radiator-specific) leak on the MK3 Focus. Every time so far it's been near the driver's side headlight. And based off of my slowly depleting coolant and the look of my coolant reservoir, I have a pinhole leak somewhere.

EDIT: And I'll just link this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=306659
09-27-2013 11:30 AM
splicedwdm
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Mine ended up being a pin hole in the radiator that passed the pressure test the first time, but not the second. Evidently it freaks the electronics out, but was not really overheating. After the radiator replacement a year ago, it has never happened again. Good Luck!
Thanks VERY much for posting the resolution. It's helpful for everyone, to have some available guidance for situations like this. 8)
09-27-2013 11:04 AM
motor Thanks for following up with the resolution of your problem. Glad you got your car back. If anyone else has a problem like yours (a pressure test not showing a very small leak), the dealer can put a dye in the coolant that can be seen under ultraviolet light. That can make the diagnosis simpler.
09-27-2013 09:24 AM
alfack Thanks for that info. I appreciate it!
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