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ea82 spfi- overheating.. whats the prob?
Posted 11 August 2003 - 02:37 AM
today when I was driving it, and stopped, i shut off the car, then turned the key to the on pos. and it sounded like the cooling fan was not running... and so i shut it all off, and opened the hood, and felt the radiator, the side closest to the themostat (upper hose) was hot, but the upper area near the fill spout was cold, and so was the hose on the side with the water pump, and the bottom of the radiator was also hot..
it seemed to have boiled the water away?? I know i am supposed to add the green or orange stuff to raise the boiling point, but I am just testing right now... (dont want to waste any antifreeze! its expensive to just leak all over the place )
does this sound like a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a non-functional fan/fan controller?? I will hardwire the fan to the ignition to start out with, cause it probably wont hurt it to do that...
and I will also replace the thermostat with a new 165 deg. one...
but does it seem like the radiator is bad?
btw, there is no AC equip on this car... (nothing blocking the rad, and no 2nd fan either)
Posted 11 August 2003 - 10:11 AM
BTW, if you can get your hand on the radiator when it's warm, lay your hand on it flat and run it across as much of the radiator as you can. The parts of the radiator that are hot are cooling and the places that are cool are plugged. This will give you a quick reference to the % of your radiator that's plugged (probably most of it).
Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:42 AM
I say just get a double row, did marvels for my 87 turbowagon (it would creep up NEAR the red also when driving around)
Posted 11 August 2003 - 04:06 PM
Posted 11 August 2003 - 06:41 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:37 AM
so i guess I will need a radiator, a termostat, AND head gaskets now...
so much for having a running wagon! (arrrrG!!!)
thanks for the info though!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 05:42 PM
Posted 13 August 2003 - 11:13 AM
Guest_crazy man scooby_*
Posted 13 August 2003 - 04:36 PM
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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:04 AM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:35 AM
I like the Silla 'cause it's hefty, much heavier-gauge brass than the other makes I looked at. It arrived in one piece with no dings (!!) All holes and bolts were positioned properly. I haven't installed it yet, though, I'm about halfway through with the engine work.
The shop is Radiator Supply House, 1-877-615-3002. I talked to Ron.
Just a satisfied customer.
Posted 14 August 2003 - 03:04 PM
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