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Old 08-25-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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I dropped my Bonnie off this morning to get inspected and also to have the heat issues looked at. Lately, the temp guage has been reaching about 230, even after the car'* only been running for 10 minutes. Yesterday, I popped the hood and there is a lot of noise (kinda like a knocking) on the belt side of the motor, down toward the bottom. I know that'* pretty vague, but I don't know a lot about these engines. I also noticed that the fans only kicked on for a few seconds, even though the engine was running at that high of a temp. I'm hoping that it isnt anything too serious.
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is your oil pressure the same as always?


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Lately, the temp guage has been reaching about 230, even after the car'* only been running for 10 minutes. Yesterday, I popped the hood and there is a lot of noise (kinda like a knocking) on the belt side of the motor, down toward the bottom. I'm hoping that it isnt anything too serious.
If it sounds more like marbles rolling around, then the bearings are shot in the Water Pump so that may be the problem(not a major job). If it is the WP, you might consider replacing the hoses and thermostat at this time as well if they have are still original. Let us know what it is/was.
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Lately, the temp guage has been reaching about 230, even after the car'* only been running for 10 minutes. Yesterday, I popped the hood and there is a lot of noise (kinda like a knocking) on the belt side of the motor, down toward the bottom. I'm hoping that it isnt anything too serious.
If it sounds more like marbles rolling around, then the bearings are shot in the Water Pump so that may be the problem(not a major job). If it is the WP, you might consider replacing the hoses and thermostat at this time as well if they have are still original. Let us know what it is/was.
or a harmonic balancer but i doubt that is it
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Come to think of it. the noise does sound like marbles rolling around. How weird.
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Come to think of it. the noise does sound like marbles rolling around. How weird.
I prefer marbles over knocking myself. That'* "good news" for you, in that case it'* just the Water Pump. Get that replaced with some new coolant, hoses, and thermostat and all your troubles are over.
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Okay, well should I be sitting down when I get my bill??
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not if u can buy it urself and find someone close to u to do it MAYBE one of our upstanding BC Members
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Okay, well should I be sitting down when I get my bill??
Ya know, I can't honestly tell you. I've done this job myself on my old '89 LeSabre and my present Olds and it took me a two beers....uh.....hours to do the deed. A pro should be able to knock this job off in an hour. The part(*) itself are not that expensive. Get an estimate, if you can, first.
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It'* already in the shop. I know the mechanic, he does all the work on my camaro. I'd rather not wait to get this fixed since I'm trying to sell the Bonnie.
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