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New Thermostat, new Water Pump, New Radiator. New belts and

Customer Question

New Thermostat, new Water Pump, New Radiator.
New belts and Hoses. After pressure test. Drove it last night Temp went up turned on heater went down. Check gauge went on b4. Any help would be appreciated. All work was done at my local ford dealer
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 12 months ago.

Hello,

They need to do a chemical test of the cooling system to see if any combustion gases are entering the cooling system from an internal headgasket leak. Very common on this vehicle to need new headgaskets after 100K miles.

LJ

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Add transmission fueled . Have not seen check gauge so far.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 12 months ago.

Let me know if the temp goes up again.