93 2.3 MTX BOLTED OUT!
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: in my car pretty much
Re: Ford 93 Tempo 2.3L overheats...funny situation ?
in 5 minuts u can pinpoint it.
get the car hot a lil over norm runing temp.
with the car on grab the top rad hose is it hot?
then grab the bottom, is it hot?
if bolth are warm ur thermostat and water pump should be okay although i think the owner manual suggests replacement of the thermostat every 50thousand. if ur okay there, next feel all over ur radiator, see if theres any cold or less hot spots, it should be an even heat if its not go get sum radiator flush, n run it through there then dump ur fluid and put fresh stuff in, i would add 1 bottle hyperlube supercoolant to bring u down a good 10-20 degress or red line water wetter wil do the same thing w/e avaible 4 u.
and use only prestone coolants
n just for kicks cover up ur dist real good with a trash bag r sumthing, take a garden hose and carefully, but with good presure blast water through the rad fins, to unclog all the bugs and dirt blocking air flow and although sum suggest againt this, take the hose and jam it in the radiator, with all the hoses off, 2 blast all the loose crap out after u flush it.
n after that u should be cooling like a porsh