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Old 06-06-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default i am still having some issues with my tempeture.

After I bleeded the radiator system, I thought maybe this would help my temperature gauge not get up to 220*. Well its still going to and beyond 220*. It was almost at 240* today. Can someone help me without being SARCASTIC about it?
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Your radiator might be plugged up. A proper flush might help as well as a new thermostat. If your rad is plugged badly, you have no choice but to replace it. Thankfully, they aren't too expensive these days (they all come in from China).

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Is the upper rad hot when the engine warms up? If not, then it'* likely the thermostat.
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Is your upper radiator hose hot after the car'* been running for 30 minutes? It should be, if not, then your thermostat is stuck closed.
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Is your upper radiator hose hot after the car'* been running for 30 minutes? It should be, if not, then your thermostat is stuck closed.
the hose is hot alright. even after i turn of the motor and let it cool off. i remember that when i burped the system and i needed gloves to sqeeze the hose.
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Are your fans coming on? I think my fans are not coming on (haven't checked properly) so I get somewhat higher temps. You can run the AC and high fans should automatically on.

How new is your coolant? Perhaps, check with a hydrometer.
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Are your fans coming on? I think my fans are not coming on (haven't checked properly) so I get somewhat higher temps. You can run the AC and high fans should automatically on.

How new is your coolant? Perhaps, check with a hydrometer.
The fan comes on with no problems. The anti freeze is kinda old. If I were to change it, can i use my oil pan to catch that fliud? I dont have anything else to fill the old coolant up with. Also, do i need 4 gallons to refill it?
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Should be a little better than 13 qts of 50-50 mix

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Should be a little better than 13 qts of 50-50 mix
Once I drain the whole system, I just need one bottle? Wow!
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he should have the DEX too steve
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