Re: [DMCForum] my intermittant overheat problem
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Re: [DMCForum] my intermittant overheat problem

Rad's blocked.....

Walter Coe wrote:

> On my way home from our delightful car show at
> Celebration/Disney, this car started to run too hot
> (again!).  This is despite even not having the a/c working.
> (The cobbler's child has no shoes, oh wait... :-)
> When it got two needle-widths above 220, I decided to pull
> over & see what was up.  Both fans were blowing well & in
> the correct direction, but maybe the air coming out didn't
> feel as hot as it should.  With the engine left running at
> idle, the temperature quickly dropped down to a reasonable
> 1/3rd scale.  Then on the rest of the way home, the
> temperature stayed between 1/4 & 1/3 scale.  What is up with
> that?  I have an auto-bleeder installed and have burped the
> radiator more than once (and doing this while lying on my
> back I now know why dogs love the taste of anti-freeze.  I
> think Prestone tastes like Gator-Aid only better.  So wear
> eye-protection & keep your mouth closed!)  The system is not
> loosing coolant.
> For regular around town driving, the car is fine.  But on
> long trips the temperature occasionally likes to keep
> climbing.  I'm on my 2nd or 3rd thermostat, has a nice PJ
> Grady waterpump, stainless coolant bottle, original
> radiator.  Yeah, a few of those damn hoses are still
> original, but who has the time to change them?  (Something
> about the reprobate cobbler's son...)  So anyone have any
> ideas on this overheating?  I've thought of dumping holy
> water in there, but that might be disrespectful... ;-)
> Walt

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