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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-04, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Temp Problems

Car is '89 EA Spack, 3.9 CFI

1. The Temp Gauge is doing the "EA dance" where it goes all the way up to "A" in the Temp Gauge NORMAL then goes back to "O". But goes back to "A", etc over and over and over. Its Straight LPG and ive changed the ECU Relay.

2. Whats the average price on a Radiator for a EA? Im in need of one and was curious what people have paid


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Re: Temp Problems

A radiator clean out (with a new inlet side tank) recently cost me $130.
If you're getting the radiator cleaned out, best you have the inlet side tank changed as they are inclined to crack around the inlet hose fitting.

The dancing temp gauge is possibly the thermostat opening and closing.
Tickford EA straight gas? Are you sure?
If your car is straight gas with a CFI inlet manifold, does it still have the injectors fitted, or have they been removed?
If it's a true straight gas with a CFI manifold, you can benefit by bypassing the manifold water heating and fitting a lower rating thermostat

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Re: Temp Problems

Bought a brand new radiator a couple of months ago for my EA ........ $250 with 3 year warranty.
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