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Coolant leak my ford focus 2002 zetec se 16v is leaking from the front of the engine just below the alternator, there are two hoses that go to this and the gasket is leaking is this easy to fix and can i just make a new gasket from some gasket paper i got from the auto store

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  • carlspaintin Jan 22, 2009

    it lokks like it has currently got a red silicone sealent used, so i was thinking of using the silicone and paper gasket for good measure thanks for ya help anymore would great thanks

  • carlspaintin Apr 26, 2010

    cheers for all your help i did get it sorted it was just the gasket i didn't realise the two small ones were the gaskets i thought it was one that went round the entire lot but i changed them for new ones from ford and it worked a treat thanks it was my own fault for not checking properly keep up the good work everyone


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You should dis-assemble and ceck what kind of gasket is being used currently. But make sure that once u dis-assemble u will have to replace the gasket.

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You can also use silicone sealant which is much better.

Good Luck !


P.S. A rating would be appreciated please !

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    John Quinn Jan 22, 2009

    Hi Again

    Yes a little silicone either side of the gasket should be fine !

    Good Luck !



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