Re: [DML] Re: Overheating, idle speed and stalling issues
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Re: [DML] Re: Overheating, idle speed and stalling issues



I've been down this road and have had a head gasket leak before.
First you need to do a combustion gas test to see if you really do
have a head gasket leak.  The kids in AutoZone will have no clue what
you are talking about if you mention this test but you can order a kit
online fairly cheap.

Here is a video on how to do the combustion gas test:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA7KVQq9vKA


If you do have a head gasket leak you might be able to patch it using
a product designed for this.  I tried a product called ThermaGasket
and had temporary success with it.  This product requires you to
remove all coolant and replace it with water.  I suspect I still had
some coolant in the system and this might be why it didnt work.  They
had a product guarantee but I didn't mess with it.  I think they only
warranty it for 30 days and my leak came back after then.

Another product out there is SteelSeal.  It will cost you $90 and they
will refund your money if it doesn't work.  If it doesnt work they say
they will give you a refund if you send them a mechanics written
estimate for repair.  I wish I would have tried this product.  I don't
think you have to drain your coolant to use it.

Scotty Kilmer has a video on how to use SteelSeal.  Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL9QjN7AcW8

-Steve Rice
#16510

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM, jedimasterglenn
<jedimasterglenn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>
> Thanks for the input.  I'll take my car to my mechanic and have the coolant pressure tested and will look into the other suggestions offered.  I should have mentioned that before I replaced the cooling system, I wasn't having the overheating issue (I was having the other idle-related issues).  I replaced the cooling system because my water pump had a small leak, a cracked fan blade, old radiator, and most of the hoses were original.  I can't seem to win with this car...
>
> Andy:  Otterstat is pointed downwards as it should be.
>
> Thanks Again,
> Glenn
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "soma576" <lienan82@...> wrote:
>>
>> Glenn,
>>
>> Everyone else is probably right, but one quick question for the fans - do you have your otterstat pipe oriented so that the switch and wires are on top of the pipe or is the switch pointed downwards?...
>
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