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temp gauge or overheating
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:59 PM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 12:06 AM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 07:20 AM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 09:35 AM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:02 PM
No gush of coolant? How quickly did the temp guage rise? "Really hot" should have given a gush, and it takes time to heat all of that water and aluminum, so the gauge shouldn't be quickly changing (i.e. 1-5 seconds to go from mid to hot is too quick, 10-30 seconds is more reasonable but still rather fast). If too quick, the sender/wiring/guage is probably malfunctioning.
...I could put my hand on the valve covers without burning myself. I grabbed a bunch of rags and opened the radiator cap (I know bad idea) and it hissed about like when you open a soda can, that was it.
Just for grins and to be sure, I would replace the sender and check the visible wiring for worn insulation. It sounds encouraging that the engine was not too hot to touch, but that is kind of subjective. (It would be informative to me if I did it, but only you know you.)
(Sorry... a little Douglas Adams advice/humor.)
Posted 26 March 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 27 March 2005 - 10:37 AM
Posted 27 March 2005 - 12:17 PM
vincent, how is she doing now? hope that fixed ya!
Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:02 PM
Posted 27 March 2005 - 03:36 PM
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