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Old 07-30-2004, 10:27 AM   #11
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I'm pretty sure it was last year b/c i had my entire engine rebuilt.
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When you had it rebuilt, did they hone or bore the cylinders? If the cylinder walls are thinner than stock by much, say, .002" or more, it will be harder to keep it cool.
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its possible you dropped some crud in there by accident when you were working on your car. A flush wouldnt hurt.
That'* a possibility. If the pump dosen't help me out i'll do that.

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I'm pretty sure it was last year b/c i had my entire engine rebuilt.
a-HA!!!

When you had it rebuilt, did they hone or bore the cylinders? If the cylinder walls are thinner than stock by much, say, .002" or more, it will be harder to keep it cool.
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That may be true but i would have been having this problem all along.
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Oh, so your cooling problem didn't happen until well after the rebuild? I'd say there is probably some corrosion buildup in the ports somewhere then. This is important, because no matter how much psi you get behind that water, it won't help, or, if it does loosen the debris, it will lodge somewhere else and cause some possible damage.

Try another flush, but use the stuff that breaks up any debris the best.

You may need to have your radiator rodded out. If your radiator or hoses are fine, it'* in the engine somewhere.

The very first thing I would do, is have the flow tested, then let us know what the results are.
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Well i'm not too worried about anything being clogged.
My temps never go above 210.
So it'* running hotter than it should but not really over heating.
My problem is when my temps go over 190(which is pretty normal), my car looses alot of power.

I think i have more of a timing problem. (spark timing) It'* probably due to a lean condition. I'm bringing in much more air and probably not enough fuel. So the computer would pull a bunch of timing. The problem would only get worse as the combustion chamber gets hotter.

So getting the waterpump will aid my problem(and add hp ). But the solution to my problem probably lies in a new chip. But before i can get that i gotta get my clunker scanned.

I'll let you guys know how i make out.
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This is beat. I didn't order the pump in time to get it on the weekend.
who knows when i'll be ale to install it.
I did however try and test fit a belt.
I bought one that is just too short. When the belt comes up from the balancer it just barely rubs as it passes thwe power steering pump.
I'm not sure i can get a belt the right size without buying a bigger tensioner pulley (for clearing the power steering pulley).
Only time will tell.
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