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 Post subject: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Hey i had a new radiator house at the top put on but i just went in my car and around the corner the car lost s**t load of power with lag then picked up speed again then water light came on..pulled back into my house cause i just went round the block it split open on the side?..we thought it had a bit more pressure then normal today, any ideas? other then a bad luck type thing lol

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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Replace the thermostat (preferably the type with a 1/8th relief hole) and the recovery cap.

Caps can fail and hold in pressure and vise versa.




I also have a EL radiator I don't require copper core for $50 if you need it.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:08 pm 
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yeh we noticed it was very tight today & my car does seem to run alot of thermo fans, how much for a thermostat, 20$? cheers krytox lol.
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:11 pm 
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yeh they're around $20
I prefer the brand Stant

I would also be checking the thermo fan operation and or relays.

If your quite content, you can adjust the relays to get good contact to ensure the 2 speeds work.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:29 pm 
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yeh got brand new relays in the car day i picked it up the car sales people soaked it when washing the engine bay area lol so thats ok. thermos kick in at ''no''rmal but might be runnin lil hot too because the thermostat may be wrong or such, it did have a cracked heater tap when i got the car so its more likely the pressure is getting held in too much. i just got cash today and im already spending it lol so s**t but thats life :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:19 am 
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im going to be an a** here but..
you blew your hose not your house...
a hose is for water, a house is for living... :lol:
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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:39 am 
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ahah no s**t just noticed that...hard day at work im tired lol..Just getting the grog into me atm. but yeh goin to try fix it tomorow. sucked walkin to the shops :shock:
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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:40 am 
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FordESeriesPride wrote:
Hey i had a new radiator house at the top put on but i just went in my car and around the corner the car lost s**t load of power with lag then picked up speed again then water light came on..pulled back into my house cause i just went round the block.......


TROYMAN wrote:
im going to be an a** here but..
you blew your hose not your house...
a hose is for water, a house is for living... :lol:


Hopefully you're not married to this radiator.... when she splits on you, you might be allowed to keep all of your house!! :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:09 am 
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lol kk, that was a good one i have to admit :lol: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:40 am 
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Sorry to hijack.
How do you test a thermostat?
I installed a 81deg. One in august 09 and just recently the top radiator hose has been leaking around the connection to the radiator but only when its hot, seems to hold pressure for ages aswell.
Im gonna change the hose today but I wanna check the thermostat aswell.
Not running hot tho.
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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:36 am 
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put the thermostat in a pot of water, heat it up on a stove using a thermometer to see what temp it opens at...
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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:09 am 
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That's what I thought. Don't have thermometer tho, ill do it to make sure it opens and closes propperly
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 Post subject: Re: Blew radiator house clean open?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:38 pm 
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Put the thermostat in a pot and it opened up as the water was reaching boiling point so it seemed fine.
New top rad hose aswell, old one was swolen and leaking, found out the plastic conecter for the top hose has been dinted in about the width of my thumb.
Why plastic!!
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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:58 am 
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sorry to hijack but just on the thermostat is the correct opening for it at waters boiling point?
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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:52 am 
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The correct opening for temp for a thermostat is whatever is stamped on it.

 

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