2nd opinion needed for coolant elbow
Was running at near wide open throttle today for about 12 miles headed to a wreck noticed what I thought was smoke in rear view mirror , then volts dropping due to wet belt and temp about 275 , so I pulled over and found top elbow gone completely , had it towed and fixed it for under 5 bucks.
All bolts were tight , I have 2 guesses as to what happened since I replaced both of them a year ago.
1. thermostat stuck built up to much pressure and it exploded ?
2. thermostat came apart and needle in thermo went thru intake and hit it busting it from the inside ?
Car is now operating at 165 degrees instead of the usual 200 .
Last edited by Mike; 01-25-2013 at 07:04 AM.
Reason: Edited title