Date: Sat, 16 Aug 97 02:01:23 GMT
From: (John Weiss)
Subject: Re: Overheating '82 900

Could be any combination of a clogged radiator, bad thermostat, bad fan thermoswitch, and overheating tendency due to too lean a mixture. I just had the thermostat and thermoswitch replaced in my '82, and it runs much better! On 8/14/97 2:44PM, in message <>, "P.N.Corby" <> wrote: Even when travelling down the motorway at a good 70-80 mph the temp creeps up to around the 1:30-2 o'clock position. The temp can be brought down to the 3 o'clock position by turning the heater on full blast(but this is a little uncumfortable , I have to say). When stopping and then switching the motor off you can hear the water starting to boil instantly, coming out of the overflow tank and staining the floor. Now, there seemed to be no pressure in the system so I replaced the tank filler cap, and things improved a little. There are no other apparent water leeks. The radiator does get very hot to the touch but the fan is not on all the time. I don,t know how much antifreeze is in the cooling system but I have added a good few litres of plain water over the last couple of weeks. I suspect the Thermostat. Is it possible to check for faults or to clean and adjust for wear. The only other disturbing thing is that the tick over is high and I suspect the timing is too advanced, and the motor occaisionally runs on when the ignition is turned off. It is a twin carb model with apparently troublesome and thirsty worn jets. Please Help. Pete -- Peter Nicholas .....................Research Student..................... Research Institute for Design, Manufacturing and Marketing University of Salford.......................United Kingdom -- John Weiss Seattle, WA And for you automated email spammers out there, here's the email addresses of the current board of the Federal Communications Commission: Chairman Reed Hundt: rhundtnopsamgov Commissioner James Quello: jquellonopsamgov Commissioner Susan Ness: snessnopsamgov Commissioner Rachelle Chong: rchongnopsamgov

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