[V8] RE: Hydraulics & Overheating
irautenberg at comcast.net
Mon Jul 4 22:18:34 EDT 2005
Still dealing with my issue. I believe it's also a plugged radiator (after
replacing thermostat, fan clutch, heater valve) and finally figuring out
there were a bunch of broken plastic bits that had totally clogged in the
return nipple of mom's V8. Where the heck did they come from? Have been
backflushing, Prestone Heavy duty cleaner, distilled water & vinegar, etc.
Better but not unplugged yet. What a b!tch. Will likely have to replace
radiator. Oh, did I mention the heater core is leaking, too?
Can't have you be miserable by yourself, ya know ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Campozano, Robert" <RCAMPOZANO at mgmmirage.net>
To: "Dave Head" <v8q at bellsouth.net>
Cc: "v8newlist" <V8 at www.audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 5:04 PM
Subject: RE: [V8] RE: Hydraulics & Overheating
Thanks for the help Dave. We will find out on Thursday if this is the
culprit. I will e-mail the list and everyone that helped.
Zay Campozano | Computer Engineer | MGM MIRAGE(tm)
rcampozano at MGMMirage.net
From: Dave Head [mailto:v8q at bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 2:01 PM
To: Campozano, Robert
Subject: Re: [V8] RE: Hydraulics & Overheating
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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