As a memory refresher....
She'* back! My buddy'* truck'* transfer case gave out on him, so he offered to fix my Bonneville for me if he could borrow one of my vehicles for awhile. She went in storage with a cooling problem (or three) and later blew the radiator. She'd been in storage for two LONG years.
I was warned early on that the problem that was causing her to overheat so badly could have been one of two things: thermostat or head gasket
had it been the head gasket, this would be in the "for sale or trade" section
I wouldn't have been able to justify or afford repairs.
It was the thermostat!
She started right up, and ran smoothly, even after barely having been started in that two years.
I start driving her regularly again on Thursday, and will be driving her until my buddy'* truck is fixed. I'm glad to have her back!
noooot quite 88,000 actual miles on the clock.