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Normal operating temp for any car is 150-170 F, Your thermostat is set for these amounts, water boils at 220 F and coolant boils at 260 F, but the boiling of anything in there is not good, it creates pressure, something is going to give. Your radiator cap has a temp on it too, about 165. It will bleed off the pressure before it explodes. So, you can check your thermostat, they do freeze up, check your coolant, don't run straight water. and then check the inside of your radiator, they do clog up. Hope this helps.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010


I am Assuming you are referring to the 6.8 litre Ford Triton engine. Be careful to check exactly which engine it is as the wrong firing order is a VERY VERY expensive mistake.

*Note* Other engines can use a different firing order so make sure your engine is this type**



1,6,5,10,2,7,3,8,4,9,

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not a valid code. year make and model??

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Just remove the fuel filler cap and try there first!

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We can't help you if you don't tell us the make , model an year of the vehicle . Also if the other windows work it's probably not a fuse problem ,most of the time the power windows are powered by the same fuse .

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Ok that sensor is on the engine block in a very difficult position it's close to the exhaust manifold but below it on the left side of the engine but if you move the passenger side wheel you may be able to access it that way but be prepared for a long time at it but it's right there on the engine block

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SERIOUS NEGLECT FOR SURE...it looks like you need to flush and refill with new coolant. i can only imagine what else is wrong with that vehicle...

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The facility for the home mechanic to top up or refill the transmission fluid has mostly been deleted and even the fluid level can't be accurately checked without diagnostic equipment.

These days the facility for filling and rough checking the level is in the realms of special service tools that are fitted temporarily to the transmission. Often there is a screwed plug to remove or perhaps it is possible a breather is used.
I suggest you either have a chat with the dealer or your friendly local transmission specialist.

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power windows on that vehicle have a circuit breaker ,not a fuse .

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Most parts on RC cars are often common across many models. If you contact a specialist store or website and describe which parts you need and they should be able to help you.

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Vehicle batteries come in different styles and connection post options. You need the battery that is matched to your vehicle. The connections need to be clean and tight and smeared with Vaseline or dielectric grease..

At the charging end, the leads to the alternator need to be clean and tight as well.

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Yes, too much oil can definitely foul the plugs.

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yes for a sunburn

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is not your battery showing full...is your alternator charging your battery...need to have the battery tested

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I am not familiar with this model and it is difficult to really pin point the problem without looking at it. However my hunch is that this is an electrical problem where something is going high resistance when warm or hot. This could be wiring or a sensor or earth connections but I would start looking at things close to heat sources such as the engine or exhaust. Sorry I can't be more specific.

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