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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:52:25 -0700
From: pmanerikar <>
Subject: Re: overheating problem

Barney the dinosaur wrote: > > On 2 Dec 1997 23:40:01 GMT, maboulnopsamcom (Maboul) wrote: > > >I have a strange problem. At least it seems strange to me! My '88 900S > >automatic was overheating a lot and my mechanic found the radiator to be really > >clogged. He cleaned it out and it's running better now. I've been noticing > >though, that when sitting in traffic and the temp. gauge says the car is > >getting hotter, the heat seems to shut off. The car's running hotter but the > >heat is gone! When I get some speed out of traffic, it returns! It's cold here > >in Connecticut, even in traffic!! What's up with this? > > Could possibly be a thermostat that is stuck open. > > ------------------------------------------ > Wayne Edelen / wayne [at] clark [dot] net > '98 Saab 900 SE Turbo 5spd Silver/Graphite > '96 Pontiac Firebird 6spd - 13.36nopsam71 ...Or, since your radiator was "really clogged", your heater core may be in the same shape. Then, while you're sitting idle(ing), there isn't enough push from the water pump to push the hot coolant through the heater core, but when you're going, there's more coolant being pumped, and hence there would be an increase in the heat from your heater! Elementary, my dear Watson! Pradeep Manerikar Calgary, AB Canada, eh The opinions expressed are expressly mine, but my environment had alot to do in forming least until I became aware of it!

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