Overheating Issue - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
Bryan23ferra
Focus Enthusiast
 
Bryan23ferra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98170
Location: Mesquite, TX
What I Drive: 2011 Blueflame SES

Posts: 189
FF Reputation: 1 Bryan23ferra Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Add water and run the car. Leave the hood open. Park on clean pavement. After running for a bit. You'll find it.


Sent from my iPhone using FF Mobile
__________________
SES #054
Infra Red 2007 SES sedan. SOLD.
Blueflame Metalic 2011 SES. Sct Tuned, SLAMMED on DGR coils.
I have eibach sportlines for the 08-11 foci. Dont really need them anymore. $175
Bryan23ferra is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #12
Rotation
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Rotation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 109333
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 02 Red Zx3

Posts: 38
FF Reputation: 1 Rotation Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan23ferra View Post
Add water and run the car. Leave the hood open. Park on clean pavement. After running for a bit. You'll find it.


Sent from my iPhone using FF Mobile
Thanks man, how high you think I should fill it with water?
Rotation is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #13
Rotation
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Rotation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 109333
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 02 Red Zx3

Posts: 38
FF Reputation: 1 Rotation Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
Of course, and a stuck thermostat is possible. I thought you said you smelled something, so I assumed that it was coolant. I've not heard coolant described as a dead fish smell, but ok.

A basic test for the water pump is to start the engine and grab the lower radiator hose. You should feel the coolant moving whether the thermostat is open or not. Once the thermostat opens, you'll feel it moving through both hoses, but you can typically feel vibrations from the pump on the lower hose when the engine is cold. You can wait until the thermostat opens. To test the thermostat- probably the easiest way is to use the electronic odometer trick, but that could mean you will overheat again. The safest method is to simply remove the thermostat, and put the housing back together without a thermostat. If the engine doesn't overheat, then you need a new thermostat. You can also check water pump flow more easily. If you can't feel the coolant flowing through the hoses with the thermostat removed- then your pump is bad.

Another way pumps go bad is by leaking through the bearings. You'll find coolant residue on the timing cover and at the center of the water pump pulley from this problem. You might even see coolant at the center of the water pump pulley or just behind that pulley leaking down the timing cover.
I'll be sure to try all of that, thank you very much.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SrDudley View Post
what he meant by check the oil is to see if there is coolant in your oil...not check the level of your oil that has nothing to do with your coolant leak. If coolant in the oil head gasket probably blew on you.
Got it, thanks.
Rotation is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #14
whynotthinkwhynot
Captain TMI
 
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 ZXW; 02 Windstar; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,057
FF Reputation: 270 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Memberwhynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Memberwhynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
To the max line like you would if it was coolant, of course.
__________________
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #15
Rotation
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Rotation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 109333
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 02 Red Zx3

Posts: 38
FF Reputation: 1 Rotation Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
To the max line like you would if it was coolant, of course.
Got it, thanks.
Rotation is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.