2002 Ford Focus Q&A
2002 Ford Focus Question: overheating
Have the cooling system pressure tested. There is an adapter that fits to the radiator cap and something like a bicycle pump attaches to that. The cooling system is then pumped up to 16 0r 18 pounds of pressure. This simulates system pressure the car may experience while running. The next test to do is called a "block check". The cooling system is got hot/operating temprature and the cooling system is checked for the presence of carbon monoxide which is a by product of combustion. The only way CO can be present in the cooling system is if the head gasket is bad or cylinder head is cracked. If pressure testing the cooling system does not pinpoint the source of the leak dye can be added to the sytem as the system leaks a stain is left behind showing the location of the leak. - patrick mannion
White smoke comes out the tail pipe, Tail pipe leaks water and oil.
Neither cooling fan are working. Relays are fine. Any ideas?
what would cause the engine to melt a hole in #3 piston and have detenation in the rest of the cylinders ?
March 6, 2010 I had Wal-mart change oil. March 29th (after sitting several days in a driveway that slopes downhill (frontend down)car starts to sputter and shake, then basically backfires then ru...