Okay check this out...
I removed the coolant overflow and changed the hose. The hose was
caked up with 3 inches of crud. I also cleaned up the radiator cap.
I let the engine warm up with cap off and verified that thermostat was
open. Put the radiator cap back on and it wouldnt go above the 2nd
mark on the temperature guage. Then I drove it for 25 minutes, and it
wouldn't go above the 3rd line no matter what.
There's wiring that goes to the top of the overflow bottle, could
moving it have something to do with this? Was it just a gunked up
radiator cap? Did I remove the 'airlock' you mention by letting it
heat up first with the cap off? Did my hose initially burst because
the cap wasnt venting properly?
On Thu, 05 May 2005 22:56:56 GMT, email@example.com
>On Thu, 05 May 2005 20:43:26 GMT, stumpt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>On Wed, 4 May 2005 23:10:35 -0700, "Big Al" <email@example.com>
>>>"stumpt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>>I have a cooling problem which (seems to have) started with a busted
>>>> bypass hose on my 87gt 5 liter. I replaced the hose, refilled coolant
>>>> and still had the problem so I replaced the thermostat.
>>>> The problem continued, and since it only seems to occur under a load,
>>>> I replaced the fan clutch. The fan would easily spin by hand after I
>>>> shut the car off right before it was about to overheat. The new fan
>>>> clutch does the same exact thing! According to what I've read in
>>>> postings from this group, is that not supposed to happen?
>>>> Thanks for your help!
>>>The clutch fan relies on a hot radiator to lock up. If the engine is
>>>overheating and the radiator is not hot you have different problems. I would
>>>suspect the thermostat, but you say you changed it. Drive it so it gets hot
>>>and go feel how hot the air is coming out of the radiator. 200 degree air is
>>Thanks for responding, Al. I thought the very same thing right after
>>I posted. It seems you are correct, the radiator isnt really getting
>>THAT hot, and the coolant in the overflow is almost to the top, it
>>isnt going into the radiator.
>>I've bought the following hoses to install, but I'm considering doing
>>the water pump anyway: lower radiator hose (I think it's original) and
>>the hose that goes from the overflow to the radiator filler (should
>>there be a hose clamp for this hose?)
>>Thanks for your time.
>t stats can be ****ed rite from the pakage
>one day i used 7...defective batch
>u prolly have an air lock you tard
>thats why i use a vacume filler