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EJ22 Overheating still...could use a little help fellas...


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#1 jpwoody

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

Ok...here's the situation.....put in new Xantstant Theromostat, have replaced the cap, waterpump...flushed the block and the radiator...radiator 10 months old...no leaks any where, no smoke or water out tailpipe...no water in oil...no gases in coolant....I believe I've "burped' the system correctly....idles no problem runs awesome...overheats when I drive it ONLY when I test drive it on the road...and get on it to run...shut it down, to cool off....restart and drive back home...and it reheated on the way home again...let it idle, and it went back to good temp....WTH!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

fans?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

Fans are working...

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Howd you burp it? Slight upward incline? Massaged hoses?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

Both rad hoses warm / hot? got flow? stat orientation? flush / refill / burp with heater operative?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

Also, get a temp gun to verify that it truly is overheating... maybe the temp isnt really that high?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Temp is correct...burped w/o turning heater on...on an incline...worked the hoses...thermo in correctlylittle knob side forward

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

also has water flow and pump seems to be ok...no weephole leak...no other leaks anywhere

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

Am I at the dreaded headgasket moment?...

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

Go to autozone and loan one of their block testers.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

GD's 2ยข is more like a fist full of dollars, much respect.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

i had one do the same thing. if I kept it full of water every day, it wouldn't get hot. headgasket town.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

Thnx James...unfortunately my local Autozone does not have a Combustion Tester

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:57 AM

Have them special order it...

http://www.autozone....Tester/_/N-25dh

You'll need both the fluid and the block tester. Both you return for a full refund when you are done

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

Shop air in cyl cheap head gasket tester works evrytime is your water pump turning properly mabee sliping ? but probly headgaskets i put 120 psi in cly at tdc and watch for bubbles in rad if bubbles headgasket if not somthing else

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

THANK YOU James M .....neither of these part numbers showed up on my local Autozone computer...just called them...gave em your part numbers, and lo and behold they suddenly have both items in stock.....the Manager and I are going to have a little talk when I go pich them up....funny, I went there physically last nite to ask about them, and the counter guy told me they never carried that stuff......I long for the days when a parts guy knew what the hell he was talking about...wasted time...grrrrr




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