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help please with a very strange over heating problem
Posted 11 November 2003 - 08:15 PM
fresh re seal on the motor.
no leaks oil or water
dosnt use any water
it runs hot 3/4 temp on the freeway at -10 degrees F
runs up to almost the red if i slow down(ie stop an go trafic).
here is the funny thing new thermostate that is opening.
radiator hose on thermo side is 95 degerees 85 on water pump side. thermostat housing is 200 degrees. and raditor is cold.
anyone have any ideas could the radiator be pluged therefore not alowing enough flow? but then why is the raditor and rad hoses so cold like the fluid isnt worm?
Posted 11 November 2003 - 08:25 PM
I'm not sure if you can flush this out, but you can call you local radiator shop and see if they have a way to pressure flush a radiator system in the car.
I know the instant oil change places do a radiator flush, but it's typically low pressure (about 4psi)
Posted 11 November 2003 - 08:44 PM
Or maybe (rare) the impeller fell off the water pump.
Posted 11 November 2003 - 08:54 PM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:30 PM
Your local home improvement or hardware store should have fittings, hose clamps, etc that you can piece together to adapt it to a garden hose.
Remove the thermostat, then disconnect radiator hoses on both sides to flush just the engine's water jacket.
Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:34 PM
Posted 16 November 2003 - 11:36 PM
Posted 17 November 2003 - 06:50 AM
so i replaced the thermostat again, and fixed the problem.. i thinks you got a bum thermostat..
Posted 17 November 2003 - 12:07 PM
Posted 17 November 2003 - 01:10 PM
Posted 17 November 2003 - 06:59 PM
check the fluid level while idling, and squeeze the top radiator hose. that would be the first thing to start with.
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