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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:55 pm 
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Took it for a drive up a moderatly steep hill almost went out of the lettering?
I was gunning it?
Sit strait up At normal and stayed at that going down the hill
Thier is a small crack it the thermstat housing but doesnt leak
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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:03 pm 
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maybe air wasnt passing through radiator at the time maybe convert to thermo fans
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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:33 pm 
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first step might be to replace the thermostat

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:43 pm 
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replace your thermostat is a good idea. After that see if it still overheats.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:53 pm 
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i have thermofans and im getting a new thermostat housing im going to run it with no thermostat in to see if that is the problem
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Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:39 pm 
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why the f**k would you run with no thermostat? you'll have more overheating problems

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:56 pm 
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Running with no thermostat is an old trick that allows full coolant flow, more in fact than when a normal thermostat is fully open. A slightly better test is to punch out the centre of the old one and test that. Then of course it is ruined. If the motor is run on LPG the converter may freeze.

The theory is that if the motor doesn't overheat with no thermostat fitted, the problem was the thermostat. In most circumstances however unless the thermostat is known to be not very old, skipping this test and just fitting a new one is typically advised. Testing with no thermostat may not tell you if there are problems with the rest of the cooling system.

When a good thermostat is fitted if the engine doesn't run around 1/3 and move little under heavy driving, there is a problem or deficiency somewhere else in the system.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:09 am 
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the motor still got almost out of NORMAL when gooing up the hill with no thermostat.
Im am going to buy a new radiator and hope that solves it
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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:22 pm 
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how big is this hill, everest?

if it only does it while traversing(big word for today) said hill wouldnt really worry about it myself

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:11 am 
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try flushing the radiator clean the externals also (leaves etc) radiators are like $250 these days
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Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:44 am 
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225 for brand new one and it was over heat driving around town but was fine on the open road
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:15 pm 
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I have Replace the Thermostat and housing
Got a brand new radiator
Moves to The R quikly then drops even quiker Thermostate opening
does the same up and down goes to R the to N at the start??? both my thermo Fan work havnt taken it for a long cruise yet on the flat. Any Ideas
What does yours DO?????
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:32 pm 
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for future referance to test thermostat remove and suspend in a pot on your stove do not let it touch the bottom of the pot , submerge in water and turn elerment on if the thermostat opens just befor the water boils its working if it doesent open at all or takes a while after it boils 20- 30 sec its f**k
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Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:25 pm 
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Is it possible your thermo fans are coming on too late? can you adjust when they come on?
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Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:50 pm 
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i have them wired in so i can control them
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