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EJ 22 Cooling ...XactStant
Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:21 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:24 PM
Maybe see what happens with out the t'stat?
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:22 PM
Double check your burp by lifting the font of the car, or parking it on a hill nose up, a curb would be plenty high.
Crushed hose? if they are not on straight it could have gotten kinked.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:15 PM
Sounds like classic HG failure to me.
it sorta does, but wouldn't he be losing coolant?
maybe i missed that.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:17 PM
would the pump pulley slip on the belt?...just redid the timing belt and when it was off...checked the pum protation...worked freely
Suppose the tensioner is bad? Did you get a new one or re-use yours? How did you compress it?
just a w.a.g.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:21 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:27 PM
82 today in So. Cal, and I made Top Ramen for lunch from the heater...it works...
Head gasket. My other option was a plugged bypass system, but it's too hot there for that to matter.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:16 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:31 PM
Just kidding they are helpful, but wouldn't be my last stop for information. The FSM is so easily available for these cars, makes no sense to use anything else.
head gaskets on the Ej22 CAN be done with the engine in the car, but it's a tight fit getting the heads in and out because the bolts can;t slide all the way out of the block. Pull the engine out if you can, makes it easier to work on and clean the block. Have the heads milled flat.
Autozone carries Felpro head gaskets for $19.99 each. Cheapest price of anywhere that I've seen, and the Felpro is THE EXACT SAME gasket that you would get at a dealer. Even has the FHI swish logo stamped in it. Less than half the price.
You don't need new head bolts but the old ones can generally benefit from being run through a die/ wire brushed to get any crud out of the threads. If you have a tap that's the right size chase the threads in the block as well. Dunk the bolts in fresh oil when reassembling.
Follow the Torque spec for the head bolts in the FSM. Ask questions if you need to.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:47 PM
It's generally not that difficult to bleed the air from these. One of two things is happening - bad thermostat or bad head gaskets.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:53 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:55 PM
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