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Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:59 pm 
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Hey all after i fixed my head gasket on my EL falcon there seems to be a problem with the temperature being higher? Instead of hovering half way, it now sits closer to 3/4????

Whats causing this??

ive changed the thermostat same one as before. People have bneen stating that it could be the gasket getting into the radiator as i didnt block the coolant channels when sanding off some of the gasket? About 3/4 came off with the head anyway?

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:30 am 
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could be that the thermostat isnt opening fully, if at all.....

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:41 am 
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if the thermostat was not opening the engine would get alot hotter than 3/4 hot

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:26 am 
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Did you flush out the cooling system? or did you just top it up after doing the head gasket? Could be that the radiator is full of crap.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:27 am 
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Hey all after i fixed my head gasket on my EL falcon there seems to be a problem with the temperature being higher? Instead of hovering half way, it now sits closer to 3/4????

Whats causing this??

ive changed the thermostat same one as before. People have bneen stating that it could be the gasket getting into the radiator as i didnt block the coolant channels when sanding off some of the gasket? About 3/4 came off with the head anyway?

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Did you totally flush the radiator? ... when you filled up the radiator again, did you set the car's heater too hot? .
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:51 am 
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completely flush the system,,should do it once it's all put back together.

i ran water through mine till it ran clear,then reversed the flow and did it again,,did you also replace the over flow hoses,,i should of but only just did it a few weeks ago and it's running a lot cooler..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:37 pm 
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Yeah shouldnt have changed after fixing head gasket.

3/4 is baaaaadddddd - you sheould follow above advice ASAP... or you may find yourself doing head again.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:40 pm 
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Another EF owner up here had the exact same problem after having his head done up.It was his radiator been clogged up in the bottom and the water was not getting enough time in the radiator etc.,
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:45 pm 
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if you have got oil in the water, then you definately should get the rad. proffesionally flushed.. only costs about 80 bucks.
don't just run water through it cause it won't get the oil off.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:18 pm 
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had the same problem the radiator was left standing for a couple of days during the gasket change and 1/4 from the bottem up was dried mud took it out and had it cleaned runs nice and cool now

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:27 pm 
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sweet so its a good idea to take the radiator out and take it to a radiator joint to get it cleaned out? Or would reverse flushing it myslef do the trick?
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:29 pm 
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or should i take the whole car to a radiator place to get it flushed properly?
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:29 pm 
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well, if you can, taking it out yourself & getting it prof cleaned at a rad joint would be the best bet - i think if you take it in, then the costs are far less - so might be worth a shot :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:30 pm 
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whats the price difference? Becuase if it is not much more to take to a radiator place they can do it properly?
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:49 pm 
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If you are sure the radiator has not been flushed, then i would suggest you just pull it out yourself and go to a radiator shop. If that dosen't solve your problem, then take the whole car in. You might save yourself some money that way.

their are other things that could be wrong, but i would suggest you do this as a first point of call.

 

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