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Posted 10 May 2004 - 03:57 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:37 AM
And this is what is, or was, in both the '82 and '86. Just an add on unit, same place as yours.
Wouldn't think not having an overflow tank installed, would cause the engine to overheat. I would look into the cooling system itself for the trouble. Mainly the thermostat, and overall condition of the radiator. 20 years of build up inside of the radiator is a good possibilty for your overheat problem. A new 2-row radiator can be had for about $120.00, give or take afew. www.radiators.com is one place to get one from.
NOTE: not sure if the "s" is supposed to be on the end of radiator or not, going from memory there.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:38 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:17 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:10 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:56 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:57 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 06:03 PM
Ea81 vehicles did not have overflows as Original equipment but a lot of people have added a little tank to catch what the radiator will push out the overflow hose.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 06:49 PM
i have resently fallen in love with my 180 degree thermostats, if it is maintained at a cooler temp, when you get in traffic, it will take longer to get higher on the guage.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:05 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:58 PM
As for an overflow - you don't need one. A properly operating cooling system should not require an overflow tank. It's only there in case you DO overheat.
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