2.0 ts coolant explosion!
2003 2.0 ts, driving along when the engine management light came on, stopped read the manual and as there was no change in power or a sign of anything decided to continue home. 5 miles later strange noise, engine temp gauge shot right up and steam billowing out from the bonnet. After towing it home found the 6 month old radiator had caused the coolant leak. Replaced with a new one. All well for 120 miles then the same thing happened, but I managed to stop before anything blew! Whilst I was been towed home I turned the engine on again, no management light this time and normal temperature!!?
Something is causing the light to come on and then affecting the coolant side of things to cause a nearly new radiator to give way. Could it be the thermostat? It appears to be very intermittent therefore electronic?
Last edited by jeepman; 22-02-15 at 20:09.