Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 00:49:38 +0100
From: "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Overheating=(


Hi, es wrote: > what do i look for in the radiator See below. > > and while i'm doing that should i clean out the intercooler ? Pass. Can't comment. > > could it be that temp gage is out of wak No. The gauge does not relate to anything. If the electric fun comes on, the coolant is getting warm/hot. It does not matter what the gauge shows. > As Pooh Bear said reverse flush it. (Getting thinking cup, on hot water goes in at the top colder water comes out the bottom) you need to feed water at the bottom hole. If you take the radiator out then turn upside down and feed as much water under pressure as you can. There is a good likelyhood that if you reverse flush the radiator and do it well :-) it will develop a leak or two. If that happens and given the problems you have then look for a replacement radiator. After you reverse flush the car etc, you must run it stationary for a while to see if any leaks develop (if they do then you also know that it was salts and rust that were holding it together). You could remove the thermostat completely (it is necessary for winter). However do one thing at a time and DO NOT let the car get near the red line. Danger of getting a blown gasket and definitely a warped head. ================= Having said all that, the fun on my car comes on in the heatwave temperatures we get in the UK (like 68 F if lucky). BUT the needle never rises above half way. If it helps at all. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply. Work: http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/ Hobby: http://www.egothor.org/

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