[V8] cooling troubleshooting & temp sensors
dsaad at icehouse.net
Thu Aug 21 16:39:33 PDT 2008
Agreed on the green coolant - use it all you want - just change it
And, you can't say it loud enough - NEVER USE DEXCOOL!! even in a GM
car. I was using some Zerex stuff that I did not know was dexcool,
and I suspect that is the reason my head gasket started to leak
coolant. This is what dexcool does. Even in GM cars.
On Aug 21, 2008, at 1:56 PM, cobram at juno.com wrote:
> Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net> writes:
>> Is there a way to diagnose viscous fan clutch failure? Just watch as
>> the engine speed is increased?
>> My recollection of the majority of V8 overheating threads is that
>> the solution lies with radiator replacement with an OEM radiator,
>> not some aftermarket item.
> Unfortunately you are probably right, there WERE good aftermarket
> radiators available from GoDan and Modine in the past, but alas all
> aftermarket rads being offered now seem to be JUNK. The ole GoDan
> in V8Q
> #2 is still working perfectly, even after a slight bend after being
> hit/run while parked a few years ago.
> Your comment about the "green" coolant hasn't been my experience at
> Been running the "evil green" in all my Audi's going on more than 20
> years now without any problems. There was a pretty good thread on the
> main list about it, with the resident Chemical Engineer posting a very
> good write up at the time. The only caveat about coolant would be
> the GM Dexcool, NEVER use this stuff, anywhere.
> "God's a kid with an ant farm, lady. He's not planning anything."
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