WEEKLY CHECKS / FORD FOCUS / COOLANT LEVEL

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WELCOME TO THE FORD CENTRE,WE ARE A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WHO SPECIALISE IN GENUINE FORD PARTS.WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN WHAT WE DO HERE AT THE FORD CENTRE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOU THAT MAY SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY ON WEEKLY CHECKS ON YOUR CAR. WE CAN ALSO GIVE ADVICE ON ANY PARTS THAT YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WITH.

(THERE ARE NINE WEEKLY CHECKS IN TOTAL)

COOLANT LEVEL(ford focus 2001 - 2005 51 reg to 05 reg)

THERE ARE SOME VERY SIMPLE CHECKS WHICH ONLY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO CARRY OUT THAT TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO CARRY OUT, BUT WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OF INCONVENIENCE AND EXPENSE.THESE CHECKS REQUIRE NO GREAT SKILL OR SPECIAL TOOLS AND CAN BE DONE BY ANYBODY MALE OR FEMALE.

COOLANT LEVEL  !!!WARNING!!!

IF YOU HAVE HAD THE ENGINE RECENTLY AND YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO THESE CHECKS THEN YOU SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE ENGINE S COOL,AS THERE IS EVERY CHANCE THAT IF YOU GO TO REMOVE THE EXPANSION TANKS PRESSURE CAP THERE WILL BE A RISK OF SCALDING.ALSO DO NOT LEAVE CONTAINERS ABOUT UPEN AS THE COOLANT IS POISONOUS.

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WITH A SEALED TYPE COOLING SYSTEM ADDING COOLANT SHOULD NOT BE NECCESSARY ON A REGULAR BASIS.

IF YOU ARE FREQUENTLY TOPPING UP THEN THERE IS POSSIBLY A LEAK, CHECK THE RADIATOR AND SURROUNDING HOSES AND JOINTS. YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF STAINING OR WETNESS. IF THIS IS THE CASE YOU WILL NEED THIS RECTIFIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FORD CENTRE TIP - it is really important that that antifreeze is used in the cooling tank all year round regardless of what month it is.Do not just top up with water in summer months as the anti-freeze will become to diluted and not have the effect it should have.

THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW.

1) THE COOLANT LEVEL VARIES DEPENDING ON THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ENGINE.YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE LEVEL THROUGH THE EXPANSION TANK.IF THE ENGINE IS COLD THE LEVEL SHOULD BE BETWEEN THE MAX AND THE MIN MARK WHICH ARE LOCATED AT THE FRONT OF THE TANK. WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT, THE LEVEL MAY RISE SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE MAX MARK.

2) IF YOU DO NEED TO TOP UP. (WAIT UNTIL THE ENGINE IS COMPLETELY COLD ).SLOWLY UNSCREW THE EXPANSION TANK CAP, TO RELEASE ANY PRESSURE IN THE COOLING SYSTSEM. ( THEN REMOVE THE CAP ).

3) ADD A MIXTURE OF WATER AND ANTIFREEZE TO THE EXPANSION TANK.UNTIL THE LEVEL IS HALFWAY BETWEEN THE LEVEL MARKS.( DO NOT FILL UP TO THE MAX LEVEL ). ONLY USE THE SPECIFIED ANTIFREEZE IF USING FORD ANTIFREEZE ENSURE IT IS THE THE SAME TYPE AND COLOUR THAT IS ALREADY IN THE SYSTEM. DO NOT MIX DIFFERENT ANTIFREEZES. REFIT THE CAP AND TIGHTEN IT SECURELY.

Congratulations on behalf of The Ford Centre you have successfully checked the coolant levels on your car.

FOR OTHER WEEKLY CHECKS SEE OUR OTHER GUIDES.

FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL US ON 0121 356 3666 OR EMAIL US AT INFO@THEFORDCENTRE.COM HAVE A LOOK AT OUR ONE STOP FORD SHOP , USE THE LINK PROVIDED ONE STOP SHOP FOR LATE FORD PARTS

 

 

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