Re: [DML] Overheating: Thermostat (otterstat) or Water pump or None of t
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Re: [DML] Overheating: Thermostat (otterstat) or Water pump or None of the Above



Belts shouldn't be making noise; take them off and turn the pulleys by hand and see if they are/which one is hard to turn - could be the alternator making noise and not the pump.

Secondly, check the condition of your reservoir cap, mine was not sealing which caused my overheating condition which wasn't easy to diagnose since everyone says to check everything BUT the cap... 6 bucks and my overheating problems went away. The cap probably isn't your problem but check it out. 

-----Dan B.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Tom Tait <TTait@...> wrote:
>
> First of all, bleed the air out of the system and refill the coolant tank so it is half full.  To do this  first top off the coolant tank, then open the bleeder valve on the top of the waterpump, and the small hose at the top of the radiator on the passenger side.  If you have the original radiator in the car with plastic tanks (the part the hoses hook up to) you must be very very careful not to damage or crack the tank - it will be brittle.
> 
> Bleed when the car is cold,  then warm it up, run the heater, shut it down and let it cool, and check for more air at both spots and repeat. Once it is totally bled out see if your water flow returns to normal.
> 
[moserator snip]


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