Re: [DML] Re: Running hot when it's hot out
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Re: [DML] Re: Running hot when it's hot out

> I don't think you have all of the air out of the cooling system.
> Probably at the radiator. The integrated bleeder (small hose from the
> top of the radiator on right side) may not be working, stopped up,
> hose in a bind, etc.

I have a pressure test kit, so I can use that to increase the pressure  
in the system and loosen the radiator bleeder hose to bleed out the  
air, as per posts by Dave Teitelbaum and others. I only found that tip  
recently; previously, I simply disconnected the bleeder hose.  I have  
had cases where it sputtered air out, but in the most recent case  
there was just coolant and no air.

> Also, air can get trapped in the right bank head
> near the temp sensor. Can you elevate the rear - like on a steep
> driveway to bleed?

Sure; I built some wooden ramps that make it easy to raise the back of  
the car just by driving up onto them.  This would be for bleeding at  
the water pump, I presume?  Isn't the temp sensor (otterstat) on the  
left (drivers) side of the engine, though?  Or is there another temp  
sensor I should be looking for?

> The torgue converter creates a LOT of heat and heats the return
> coolant - that's why automatics run hotter than 5 speeds.

I had PJ Grady's heat exchangers installed last fall, but that hasn't  
seemed to affected the engine temperature on hot days so far.


-- Joe


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