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Old 05-16-2004, 18:47   #1 (permalink)
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Heat Problems

Guys

I have a strange heat problem with my car when driving at highway speeds

If i have an 82 thermostat in my car.. It's temp is good for about 110km
If i Have an 71 thermostat in my car.. It's temp is good for about 150km
and a 92 the cars temp is good for about 40km

after this amount of tavelling the temp goes upto the start of the M where N is cold and L is hot it doesn't matter what themostat I have in the car it will do it at some point.. I can manually turn on my thermo fans an it comes down but it will work it's way back up to there again

any Ideas Or have you seen this before

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Old 05-16-2004, 20:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Heat Problems

The problem is somewhere else. Most likely the radiator's corrs are blocked up with crap. Get it flushed anyway, its cheap insurance!
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Old 05-17-2004, 06:25   #3 (permalink)
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I had it clean about 5 months ago... and I would have though it would keep getting hotter the that
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Re: Heat Problems

How about the water pump? Also, when the radiator was flushed, did you get the block done as well?
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water pump was replaced about 5 months ago to but no i didn't get the block done but i change the coolant every month or so and as I'm doing that I run the hose back through the block
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Gee, u change the water a bit. Are your thermo fans hooked up properly, i.e do they automatically come on when when it gets hot??? Check between the airconditioner radiator and the water radiator for build up????
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Re: Heat Problems

on the highway the thermos will make next to bugger all diffrence. 110kmh will ram way more air through than the thermos. Id be looking somewhere else for the problem. seems that the system is just slowly heating up then maintaing a constant temperature.
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Grant yes the termo do come on and between the radiators are clean as I have just had them out to do the harm balancer

walkinshaw.. that what I was thinking but what could it be
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At 110 the engine should be staying cool, not overheating!
Got to be something to do with a restriction in circulation I'd think, rather than the fans?
Hmm. Water pump belt's tight? Which is the same as the alt. belt so hopefully ties into the electrical problem you mentioned in the other thread.
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I was thinking that so i tightened the belt and it made no difference
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