Originally Posted by Purplehazeir
It sounds like you might have a radiator that is plugged or a water pump issue. Flush the cooling system and verify that the water pump is moving water. Then refill with fresh green coolant and see what happens.
Defiantly a good place to start also while doing this wouldn't hurt to throw in a new thermostat. 180 might be up your ally if you do alot of hill driving. Also check to see if the fins on your radiator is not crushed.
Going up hills puts the most load on engine. Idk what the hill climbing RPM'* on bonnes are ( I live on the coast not too many hills) but alot of things come into play. Higher the RPMS water pump does run faster but running higher rpm'* make it heat up faster. Lower RPM'* slower water pump speed and lower RPM'* high loads is bad for a gasoline engine. knock and stuff like that.
In conclusion change the fluid, thermostat and check the water pump and go from there. if anyone knows anymore on my second paragraph you can rip me apart if I'm totally wrong.
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