Originally Posted by jr's3800
He has a 180F thermostat, and in the cooler weather he'* starting to have it should be harder to heat up so quick...
Draping half of the radiator with a towel helps. Kinda like how they put a vinyl cover over the radiator of semi'* and leave the center opened.
Looks like its normal for my car considering that radiator. Id install an override switch but id need a more permanent solution (moms not gonna know when to turn it on
), and moneys' short. Its less than a year before I graduate from college, hence (hopefully) less than a year before I get my first paycheck, therefore less than a year before I can do anything major to the car like a thicker radiator which I have been eying.
Id like to bring up another thing if I may: I've spun my pulleys and the water pump seems to spin freely, though "stepping" like when you spin an electric motor. I did notice however that my tensioner pulley doesn't spin freely, I feel slight resistance, yet its only 20k old. Is that normal?
Sorry for long post but I love to talk alot.