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Old 03-30-2006, 10:25 AM   #21
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My wife'* old 93 would bubble like that when the fan fuses went.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:59 AM   #22
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When you start bubbling like that you either have a bad radiator car and its not holding pressure that does affect the boiling point of the coolant mixture....

The thermostat is sticking shut causing the engine to run hot

or like stated the fans may not be working... fans should come on at about 220-227F

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well mine is always boiling, maybe its just the wrong mix?
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:29 AM   #24
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You should be at least 50/50

The boiling is not a good thing

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Old 03-30-2006, 11:34 AM   #25
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That was something that went through my mind aswell, but when I took off the superchargher yesterday I figured that my coolant would be brown or too clear, but instead it was very green. I looked rich to me. Oldsman noted that the radiator was put in fairly recently. We also did check for the fans to kick in at the right temp. and they do (we checked when we had scan tool).
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If you reinstalled the SC and then topped off with coolant/water it may take a bit to bleed the air out of the system.. Should be a bleeded on the Thermostat housing.. Let us know if the problem improves...

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[...The car also has a coolant related problem where I get the low coolant light on the car, when the coolant is at a sufficient level and the temperature readings are all normal, but when I turn the car off the coolant coming back to to resevior is boiling and making boiling sounds and steaming.
That could be a bad radiator cap. One of the reasons your only supposed to open them when cool is the sudden drop in pressure will also suddenly lower the boiling point and cause coolant inside the engine to suddenly boil.

It could also be a bad head gasket, they can bubble exhaust gases into the coolant ...

I hope its just the cap.
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I will try changing the radiator cap. I will give that a shot next time I get a chance to go see the car.
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