[V8] RE: Hydraulics & Overheating
v8q at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 4 17:00:50 EDT 2005
Whoops - make that trans cooling lines...
Dave Head wrote:
> They don't repair well - the seal used is no longer available. I
> haven't had any luck cleaning them. I put in an all metal aftermarket
> a few years back. We pulled it out last month, took it and the
> original radiator to a very good shop here in town. The aluminum
> clamps fractured on the oem one as they were taking it apart. The
> aftermarket one just fell apart.
> Bought a new oem one via the shop - 315.00 including shipping from
> some place in Texas. In contrast the aftermarket one I put in 3 years
> back cost me 215.00 delivered.
> If you do it, need to order the upper rubber isolator mounts as a
> minimum. They almost never come out. The lower rubber mounts usually
> come out ok. It's about a 3 hour job - not difficult. Pull the bumper
> cover and trim piece, drop the oil cooler and AC condensor (no lines
> disconnected). Remove the AC cooling lines, remove the radiator, apply
> new foam seal on radiator support (sourced from Home Depot).
> With the new radiator, the water pump went bad next - I ran it out of
> coolant about 6-8 months ago when the upper hose blew. The seal
> finally went bad. With a new pump, my temps are back at 92-95C in
> traffic (Florida).
> Campozano, Robert wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply. So in that case do I need to get a new
>> radiator or is there a good product that can flush it out?
>> Zay Campozano | Computer Engineer | MGM MIRAGE(tm)
>> rcampozano at MGMMirage.net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dave Head [mailto:v8q at bellsouth.net] Sent: Monday, July 04,
>> 2005 9:16 AM
>> To: Campozano, Robert
>> Subject: Re: [V8] RE: Hydraulics & Overheating
>> I'll bet you your radiator is clogged.
>> Campozano, Robert wrote:
>>> Thanks for the quick reply. My fusible link is good. I replaced that
>>> last year and my auxiliary fan spins just fine. The car overheats
>>> regardless of AC being on or not. I drove home yesterday in 106 F and
>>> windows rolled down and car on Hi heat...I was pretty toasty by the
>>> I got home. My temperature gauge still went up to 100 on the highway
>>> and between 100 and 120 at a stop or light. I am thinking at this
>>> I have either a bad thermostat or a bad clutch on the fan but being
>>> the water/antifreeze bubbles over and spews out of the expansion tank,
>>> I'm thinking thermostat. How hot can these cars get before you start
>>> seeing problems with the engine? Anyway, any help and advice is
>>> appreciated. I will not be driving the car this week and hopefully
>>> the help of Tony get the car back on the road by Friday. Fingers
>>> Zay Campozano | Computer Engineer | MGM MIRAGE(tm)
>>> rcampozano at MGMMirage.net
>>> From: DieMarthaDie at aol.com [mailto:DieMarthaDie at aol.com] Sent:
>>> Monday, July 04, 2005 6:31 AM
>>> To: Campozano, Robert
>>> Subject: Re: Hydraulics & Overheating
>>> there's just been a discussion in the last weeks about this - check the
>>> fusible link in the black box for the fan - that was bad on Ben's
>>> new V8
>>> here in baltimore...
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