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Warning light focus st170

A snowflake symbol appears next to oil temp indicator lights up amber then goes red is this just a ice warning

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I can find no mention of this symbol in the 2000 Focus owners manual, are u sure it wasn't added on?

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Pretty much. The temperature is low enough that if your engine is not properly prepared for the cold you could experience engine issues. i.e. Frozen radiator, tube failures and other issues like low viscosity oil which would create lubrication issues and premature pump failure. Best to ensure that your car is wheater ready for the cold. DRRXR :)

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Ive had this light coming on and thought ho no whats this,nothing in my manual that relates to my st 170. feel ok about snow flake light now. thanks dontaylor

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