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Old 05-01-2017, 01:40 AM   #1
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2003 / 14,000 miles / one owner

Just bought mine in November & changed oil / 5x20 synthetic , tranny fluid / Mobil 1 ATF & coolant & it runs like new ....any time you buy a used vehicle this is the first thing you should do
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:08 AM   #2
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Agreed, in addition I had the rear fluid (synthetic) changed. You don't have many miles on the car, but that original stuff has been in there a long time.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:00 PM   #3
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Agreed, in addition I had the rear fluid (synthetic) changed. You don't have many miles on the car, but that original stuff has been in there a long time.
Yes....will change next.....easy job......thanx
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:43 AM   #4
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I bought my Mach without knowing it had a hairline fracture in the coolant overflow tank cap. Not the reservoir just the cap so I never saw it leak. Until it started overheating on me. I got lucky and only blew my manifold gaskets down the road after I did a full coolant change and burp procedure along with a brand new cap and overflow tank overhaul. Just goes to show you can never be too careful when buying a car.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #5
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I bought my Mach without knowing it had a hairline fracture in the coolant overflow tank cap. Not the reservoir just the cap so I never saw it leak. Until it started overheating on me. I got lucky and only blew my manifold gaskets down the road after I did a full coolant change and burp procedure along with a brand new cap and overflow tank overhaul. Just goes to show you can never be too careful when buying a car.
Ten four....good thing you were able to figure it out.....I had a leaky old school metal cap on my GMC truck radiator on vacation in a small town in Wyoming & bought a new one @ Napa for $ 10.00 & was back on the road
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:55 AM   #6
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Ten four....good thing you were able to figure it out.....I had a leaky old school metal cap on my GMC truck radiator on vacation in a small town in Wyoming & bought a new one @ Napa for $ 10.00 & was back on the road
It's often the smallest fixes that make things work. Hell I was ready to pull the radiator, get a new fan, spend $200 having the dealership check it out... turns out a $5 cap is the answer.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:49 PM   #7
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It's often the smallest fixes that make things work. Hell I was ready to pull the radiator, get a new fan, spend $200 having the dealership check it out... turns out a $5 cap is the answer.
I have had a problem twice where my coolant level was dropping and the car was running warm so I was ready to pull the engine and do a rebuild. Both times the cap wasn't holding pressure.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:01 PM   #8
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I have had a problem twice where my coolant level was dropping and the car was running warm so I was ready to pull the engine and do a rebuild. Both times the cap wasn't holding pressure.
Exactly. I was having a melt down. People need to be aware of that **** cap.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:13 PM   #9
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Exactly. I was having a melt down. People need to be aware of that **** cap.
Looks like you also live in California.....just wondering if your car also blows warm air out vent s with A/C off on fairly warm days....over70 - 75 degrees.....my a/c works great & car is like new.....just seems like maybe I'm getting warm air from engine ?......or maybe its just a big V-8 in a small car ?
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:02 PM   #10
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Looks like you also live in California.....just wondering if your car also blows warm air out vent s with A/C off on fairly warm days....over70 - 75 degrees.....my a/c works great & car is like new.....just seems like maybe I'm getting warm air from engine ?......or maybe its just a big V-8 in a small car ?
No not really. My ac works well but I don't get anything noticeable coming thru the vents.
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No not really. My ac works well but I don't get anything noticeable coming thru the vents.
Ok....thanx...mine is probably fine.....just being paranoid
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:07 PM   #12
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Ok....thanx...mine is probably fine.....just being paranoid
Yeah you should be good. I've never really heard of that being an issue.
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