[V8] New problem - v8 tb - Update

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 31 08:38:22 PDT 2009

Unless the heater core has been bypassed, those aren't parts of it. It can't 
break without immediately dumping all of your coolant into the cabin in a 
matter of seconds.

It could be pieces of a water pump impeller(most of the V8 ones are metal), 
Pieces of the vacuum opperated coolant close off valve, pieces of a coolant 
cap, or perhaps (but not likely) pieces of the radiator or the expansion 
tank. Once again, if the radiator breaks, more than likely your coolant and 
plastic will go out of the engine, as opposed to the plastic going into the 
cooling system.

I can't think of anything esle plastic in the V8 cooling system. Anyone 


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Subject: [V8] New problem - v8 tb - Update

Ok, got it all buttoned back up - all seems well - no noise as of yet. So 
Just wanted to thank all that helped with advice and moral support. One 
other thing - Been having a problem with slight overheating, and no heat in 
the cabin. I found what looked to be plastic chucks in the bleeder hose 
returning to the expansion tank? I'm wondering if this has partially clogged 
the radiator and heater core? Anyone had this happen? I worry where it came 
from, It almost looks like the brown plastic from the heater core ends or 
from the expansion tank. I can't see the heater core, but I can see the 
expansion tank and it is still in good shape. I would think it would take 
alot of this crap to plug a heater core and a radiator, don't you guys? 
Anyway, thanks again. 

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