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Sun Mar 4 08:13:04 EST 2007
Daniel, 1st off WELCOME!
As far as overheating...most common problem would be
the radiator being clogged. How high do the temps get
When looking at the rad is it painted Black..or is it
Aluminum/Silver in color? Black means it would be the
original rad..The later means the rad has been
You mentioned the viscous clutch fan not running? If
you can grab it & stop it while the car is
running....the fan bearing is bad.
That could be the cause.
Does the rad fan work? There are ways to check to see
if it runs on all 3 spds. The knowlegbase has a
writeup I think. But it involves bridging the
terminals at the rad switch on the lower pass side of
But the $smart $$ is on the rad being clogged.
& if that's the case ALL RADS AREN'T CREATED EQUAL!!
Go OE for this. Aftermarket cheap rads at your local
FLAPS (friendly local auto parts store) won't work..so
Check out Bruce at
Just mention to him that your an enthusiast & he'll
give you a good deal. Bruce is a very fair guy..cause
he's an nut job when it comes to these cars, just like
the rest of us...some more so than others ;->
Hope this helps
90 CQ 2.6l 20vt 600whp stroker project
91 v8q 5spd mystery project
91 200 20v
93 v8q 4.2 "Der Green Monster"
90 v8q 3.6 not stock..Urs8 gone but not forgotten :-(
--- Daniel Sherwood <Daniel.Sherwood at HALLIBURTON.com>
> I am a new member to this forum all though I have
> read through alot of the database. I have a 90 V8
> with high miles that is overheating. Not the tstat
> (boiled it) the secondary viscous fan is not running
> but I am in Alaska and its winter. At first it
> started just in traffic however now it does it
> except when going at a high rate of speed. The
> heater does not word and I have fluid loss so I
> suspect the water pump. My question is that I have
> yet to read of anyone having this go bad in your
> database. I have replaced waterpumps before and know
> how to so this job but before I remove the bumper
> radiator and timong belt cover I would appreciate
> any input.
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