David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Wed Sep 8 09:07:54 EDT 2004
Does the top hose get hot? Could there be an air bubble keeping the t-stat from opening? Or I guess it's OK in otherwise normal driving (not drafting a semi)?
Does running the heater change anything?
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> Of CoultL at aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 9:00 AM
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> Subject: [V8] Overheating
> I am having some trouble solving my overheating problem down
> here in FL. In stop and go the temp gauge approaches the
> half way between 100C and the top of the scale…with AC on or
> not. I have installed a new German radiator and thermostat
> and it is still overheating. In fact, the new radiator
> didn’t help at all…it behaves exactly as it did with the old
> one. The electric fan works properly. I thought it must be
> the viscous fan so I took it off last night and (with the aid
> of a few hose clamps and a metal bar) locked the clutch. The
> engine still gets too hot. The only other thing I can think
> of is that the water pump could be some POS part and does not
> flow as much coolant as an OEM unit would. Any ideas would
> be greatly appreciated. Thank in advance.
> -Justin Lewis
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