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Over heating 87 XT MPFI
Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:22 PM
Bill in Denver
Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:25 PM
Things to do:
Replace thermostat & radiator cap
Check for any leaks
Check the radiator out
Replace radiator if needed.
If you can drive around in the city and not overheat, but once you get onto the highway you do, its most likely a clogged/bad radiator.
Also note: XTs do not share the same radiators as the other EA82s (wagon, sedan, 3 door). I learned this when shopping for an upgraded radiator for my XT Turbo.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:00 AM
Posted 20 July 2006 - 01:35 AM
Step one: Remove T-stat
Step two: refill coolant
Step three: Throw T-stat at Jeffast
Step four: test drive.
I had an issue like this with mine... it was stuck half way open, and I was poor, and since its so damn hot anyway, I just took it out for now till I can get to a subbi dealer.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 06:54 AM
Even if the tubes of the rad are clear, the fins start to corrode away from the tubes.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:23 AM
Ok, heres my funny "get it home" story. When it did this (over heating) the 2nd time I was across town. Stopped at a 7/11 and bought a bag of ice, opened it down the middle and dropped it in the cavernous space infront of the rad. Almost made it home before the temp moved up towards the red again.
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