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Title: Car overheating ford galaxy mk2
Post by: Michael Warnock on July 27, 2017, 07:25:32 AM
A wee question for you all my car is a ford galaxy MK2 2001 it was showing a higher temp than normal so we had the water pump replaced along with the timing belt and thermostat and still it is going way to hot.  So we then tried the aux pump for the rear heating and totally rebuilt this and guess what it is still overheating help please any ideas welcome oh forgot also used a rad flush and new coolant
Title: Re: Car overheating ford galaxy mk2
Post by: Michael Warnock on July 27, 2017, 07:31:00 AM
just noticed another post regarding this and now have another question how do I check the restriction pipe
Title: Re: Car overheating ford galaxy mk2
Post by: johnnyroper on July 27, 2017, 08:07:02 AM
The restrictor is a small plastic pill type thing with a hole through the middle,it lives in the small bore hose that goes to top of the expansion bottle.
Release pressure out of the system and put cap back on then take off the hose between the expansion bottle and T piece connection,if you squeeze the pipe you should be able to feel the restrictor use some wd40 and push it out with a screwdriver. Once out run a 2mm drill bit through the hole by hand.

My experience with PD engines of it still overheats after the work you have done then you are looking at head gasket
Title: Re: Car overheating ford galaxy mk2
Post by: Chrispb on July 27, 2017, 01:23:19 PM
Have a look here. https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/heater-blowing-cold-air-and-engine-overheating-underload-(all-models)/#sthash.WwHObgrU.dpbs
Title: Re: Car overheating ford galaxy mk2
Post by: lambretta man on July 29, 2017, 08:53:51 PM
had the same over heating under load tried all the usual things in the end cylinder head gasket

pound to a pinch of snuff you will find the same