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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-05, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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confused EL XR6 getting HOT !

HI guys, hope you can help. My EL XR6 is getting rather hot. Its over heating but getting 3/4 on temp gauge. I flushed my coolant and oil but nothing changed. The car runs fine and I haven't noticed any real difference. Like I said the car does not overheat. Does anyone have any ideas? Any advice would be great!!!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-05, 01:08 AM
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Re: EL XR6 getting HOT !

I have a ED XR6 and experienced a similar problem. Around town was no prob. but when towing a loaded car trailer up hill it started to get hot, even worse with the A/C on. I spoke to a radiator guy who showed me the tube size in my Ford radiator compared to the tube size in an aftermarket radiator. I purchased the a/market unit and haven't had a problem since. If you have a factory radiator with 12mm tubes get rid of it and get a 16mm tube item.

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Re: EL XR6 getting HOT !

Several things to consider.

1. Radiator as mentioned. Whilst you did flush it yourself, a professional flush will always produce a far better result. Changing oil doesn't do much for cooling prooblems.
2. Is the thermostat behaving correctly? Is it opening when the coolant gets hot? It may be jammed and not opening enough to permit adequate flow.
3. Are there any airlocks in the cooling system?
4. Are the thermo fans operating correctly? At normal temps and at idle both fans usually run at slow speed (they are 2 speed fans).
5. Is the gauge operating correctly ie, do you have an electrical problem?

Is the car overheating whilst moving? If it is, that suggests that it is not the fans, as ram air does most of the cooling under these circumstances. More likely to be thermostat. Or does the temp climb when the car is stataionary, in which case it may be the fans. And in the "too silly to be true" area, it might be the water pump impeller, but this is unlikely.

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Re: EL XR6 getting HOT !

El electric fans run in parallel for high and series for low, there is 3 relays that control them, the motors have a tendency to burn out with heavy use, have you checked that they are working? check that when the guage says HOT that it actaully is hot. the cooling systems are genrally OK on Els but your rad may be stuffed or thermostat sticking.
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