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Posted 22 March 2004 - 06:12 PM
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Posted 22 March 2004 - 06:43 PM
I spent weeks replacing my thermostat, water pump, had the radiator rebuilt, and this did Nothing towards solving the problem.
I did the gaskets myself, and it was only about $100 in parts and a lot of labor, but I was able to take a LOT of shortcuts from what was suggested in my repair manual. The gasket replacement did solve the problem. GOOD LUCK
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:44 PM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 01:06 AM
Originally posted by jimmyberka
:madder: I hate to be the one to break this to you but your symptoms are EXACTLY like those that were happening to my '90 Legacy Wagon when I had a head gasket leak.. ... the gasket replacement did solve the problem. GOOD LUCK
What he said.
Posted 23 March 2004 - 01:44 AM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 02:26 AM
Don't bother doing a compression check, the leak is likely to be tiny and won't show up. That's why when you replace stuff in the cooling system, and purge the air out, the car will run fine for a while, but the overheating will come back. Just keep an eye on it, don't run it hot and dry, a blown gasket is one thing, but you don't want to warp the heads!
Posted 23 March 2004 - 06:28 PM
but because the new one had a smaller opening 1 inch vs. 1.4 inches it would slow the coolent just a little bit to let the radiator do its job. let it idle for a while, temp came up slowly and reached normal and stopped no fans came on. went for a drive temp normal at all speeds. stopped and let idle, fans came on then went off normally temp normal just below half way, about one third up from cold. I'm going to replace the cap as it looks to be the origanal, (208000+) is a little long. I'll keep ya'll posted. Thanks again.
Posted 26 March 2004 - 02:11 PM
I'm trying to compile a comprehensive list of these things.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 12:53 PM
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