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Old 05-03-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Brian Arnett
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88TB Coolant Question

Just had my radiator replaced on my daily driver car. Now the temp gauge is running right of center. Not extreme, but not like before the change of the radiator. Radiator shop stated they flushed the system, (I wasn't present), then added new coolant. I did return to the shop and a laser gun with digital readings pointed at all hoses, shows no over heating. They said it was probably the guage went bad. I have a hard time with that one, although its possible. First thing I think of for me to do is drain coolant and add my own. Second new thermostat. Third possible sending unit.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-03-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 88TB Coolant Question

On Tue, 03 May 2005 22:05:18 GMT, "Brian Arnett"
<corvettebrian@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>Just had my radiator replaced on my daily driver car. Now the temp gauge is running right of center. Not extreme, but not like before the change of the radiator. Radiator shop stated they flushed the system, (I wasn't present), then added new coolant. I did return to the shop and a laser gun with digital readings pointed at all hoses, shows no over heating. They said it was probably the guage went bad. I have a hard time with that one, although its possible. First thing I think of for me to do is drain coolant and add my own. Second new thermostat. Third possible sending unit.
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>Any suggestions?




lmfao
temp sensores are easily fried buy the flush
and your t stat should be replaced anyway
no big deal
15 min job
foctard


hurc ast
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 88TB Coolant Question


"Brian Arnett" wrote

> Just had my radiator replaced on my daily driver car. Now the temp
> gauge is running right of center. Not extreme, but not like before the
> change of the radiator. Radiator shop stated they flushed the system,
> (I wasn't present), then added new coolant. I did return to the shop and
> a laser gun with digital readings pointed at all hoses, shows no over heating.
> They said it was probably the guage went bad. I have a hard time with that
> one, although its possible. First thing I think of for me to do is drain coolant
> and add my own. Second new thermostat. Third possible sending unit.


Was the radiator leaking before? Did it hold pressure before the change?
When my pump was leaking, I had the rad cap temporarily wired so the
system wouldn't build pressure and blow all the fluid out in the first mile,
and the gauge read lower than normal. Once the pump was fixed and the
cap un-wired to allow normal pressure, the gauge read higher.

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Old 05-04-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 88TB Coolant Question


"MasterBlaster" <Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote in message
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>
> "Brian Arnett" wrote
>
>> Just had my radiator replaced on my daily driver car. Now the temp
>> gauge is running right of center. Not extreme, but not like before the
>> change of the radiator. Radiator shop stated they flushed the system,
>> (I wasn't present), then added new coolant. I did return to the shop and
>> a laser gun with digital readings pointed at all hoses, shows no over
>> heating.
>> They said it was probably the guage went bad. I have a hard time with
>> that
>> one, although its possible. First thing I think of for me to do is drain
>> coolant
>> and add my own. Second new thermostat. Third possible sending unit.

>
> Was the radiator leaking before? Did it hold pressure before the change?
> When my pump was leaking, I had the rad cap temporarily wired so the
> system wouldn't build pressure and blow all the fluid out in the first
> mile,
> and the gauge read lower than normal. Once the pump was fixed and the
> cap un-wired to allow normal pressure, the gauge read higher.
>


Oh, yeah definitely leaking, right along the top where you could see the
coolant squirting out..... Of course dry as a bone, with the new radiator;
I'm just confused over the temp gauge reading too hot....
Looks like a weekend fix.....


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