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Got in the car this morning set the heater at 24 degrees, drove 20 miles to work with it blowing just cold air out. Got in the car tonight blowing cold air again, then suddenly started blowing warm air after I had switched it off for a few minutes. Anyone come across this issue. Cheers Kev
 

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Thanks fellas, its well down. Had this problem last year losing coolant, but it resolved itself. Cars not moved for a couple of weeks been on holiday. Is it a common issue using a lot of coolant with the RS
 

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If you are losing coolant ,it could be a leaky radiator which is a common problem ,if you can, remove the undertray and check for coolant you will smell it also
 

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Have a search for radiator leaks and you'll see it's a common issue.

I'd be more concerned you haven't damaged the engine TBH, rather than feeling a little cool.

Please get your coolant/radiator checked ASAP.
 

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Just hoping I've caught it in time. The coolant was just above the bottom of the expansion bottle. What's the signs if I cause engine damage. Worried now
 

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To be fair you'd probably know if you'd cooked the engine, so don't worry too much if it drives ok.

You'll have to treat it as a (second) warning and get the coolant loss issue sorted ASAP, otherwise it'll be big bill time.

If you have a litle search, the classic radiator leakage sign is a wet sponge underneath the rad.
 

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Thanks for all the advice fellas. The radiator has gone, cars only done 34k not good really is it!!!!
 

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Car now fixed. Does anyone know if the new radiator just purchased was improved by Ford. Or is it the exact same part. You can see the problem immediately you have too composite materials forming a seal. No doubt they shrink & expand at varying rates. the bottom right hand side had totally gone in the corner.
 
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