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Old 09-24-2019, 12:59 AM   #1
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Overheating issue

Well then. I changed the t-stat/housing. Went for a test drive Sunday and all appeared well, out on the highway, up hill, down hill, cruise. No issues. Fast forward to driving in to work tonight, it overheats. Iím so over it and done with this damn car. It overheats on flat ground, up hill accelerating it cools off, till you let off the gas, then it creeps up to 110+, Celsius of course. Fan comes on as it should, gauge (I know itís an idiot gauge), will start to sky rocket at nears 110. It got to 112 and I pulled over, reved it a bit and it cooled off. Iím at a loss at this moment. Water pump? Head gasket? I donít know. To top it off, when it starts getting really hot, the heater goes cool. It did this with the old thermostat, that had failed open when I pulled it and looked. Not sure where to go with this or what to do. Iím at work tonight till 630 am then I get to drive the overheating wonder home. Super. Not sure if it makes a difference but, one of the hoses going into the overflow/tank, looks to be bubbling. I noticed this Sunday when I did the t-stat change, attributed it to getting air bubbles out as it did this when it was cold. Another thing to note, cap off, cold, after filling it, when revved up, it would just push coolant out of the cap. In my experience, when you rev a car cold cap off with a full resi, it will suck down then push out.

Bad water pump? Clogged radiator? I do not need this stress as I am starting my seven graves on tonight, I just donít have time to screw with it.

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Old 09-24-2019, 04:02 AM   #2
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I will add, the hose that is bubbling into the reservoir is the outer upper small hose. Iíll check it again in the morning when I leave work to see if it does it while cold. I would imagine if it doesnít, then the head gasket is okay and itís another issue.


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So, I went out on my ďlunchĒ (no ones here tonight) and messed with it a little. At operating temp the upper hose was warm, lower warm. Not hot. The smaller hose that was bubbling comes from the top of the t-stat housing. I squeezed the hose for a good 5 minutes till I saw no bubbles, the upper and lower hoses got hot, temp ďgaugeĒ was slightly below middle. Itís never sat there before. I guess Iíll now if that actually did something on the 42 mile drive home. Especially since Iíll be climbing the grade up from garlock. Usually hammering it and shifting at 4200-4300rpms I can hit 65ish by the top, so itís pretty steep. Weíll see.


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Well. On the way home. Peaked at 106c but went back down to 101c. Also, had heat last night, nothing today. Cold air.


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Overheats on flat ground at cruising speed.


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Just hit 115c. Hovering between 113c and 115c.


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Canít climb the grade. Had to pull over. Got to 120c. Sitting here holding at 2k rpm it cools off.


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Oh, by the way, heater works great at 115c and up.


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Okay. So all that, was posting as I drove. Made it home. Climbing grade, overheat. Flat ground, runs hot. Above 115c, heater works great. At cruise in my neighborhood, stays at 97c-99c, no higher. Heater does not work at that temp, cold air. I have to drive this thing to work for the next six days, should be going to bed now, but I have to fix it. Anyone have even the slightest of thought? Oh, and the fan comes on/goes off at 102c. If you told me it needs a piece of duct tape on the left headlight, Iíd try it. Iím at a complete loss.


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110c just idling. No fan kicked on. No heat. Hold rpm up and it comes back down to 98c.


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