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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:39 pm 
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After having a fitting on the gas converter break and leak water i decided to do a cooling system flush

I added 5 lts of Nulon coolant after i flushed the whole system and some water. Drove it for about 20 minutes then added water to top it up

What i am wondering is that it runs a little hotter now than it did. (Water was brown with a tinge of green previously) The hottest it gets is about 1/2 temp. Is this ok? OR have i done something when flushing it?

PS - It used to sit about quarter
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:45 pm 
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well u may of disturbed some dirt ect, and now its blocking off some of ur radiator, did u reverse fush the system as well.
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:47 pm 
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yep reverse flushed it

was told the big v8s can run around 1/2 temp so maybe i should not worry abvout it
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:31 pm 
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if it doesn get higher than that i wouldnt worry about it. but coming into summer it may. usually when u clean out ur cooling system and it hasnt been done for a while, anything that was on its last legs eg water pump thermostate ect will go after u have clean it out, well most of the time
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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:40 am 
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xf_man wrote:
yep reverse flushed it

was told the big v8s can run around 1/2 temp so maybe i should not worry abvout it


What sort of driving are you doing? The temp easily climbs if sitting in traffic on a Clevo, not too high but will sit at half way and not drop much until you're on the open road.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:04 am 
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Do u have thermo's? I have a 351 and if I didnt have my twin thermos it would cook it self in 10 minutes every time, those thermos are GOLD I tells ya! GOLD!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:11 pm 
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yep have a thermo on the front

Someone told me to take the thermostat out during summer - Is this a good idea as i thought it would only move the water around to quick so it would not cool
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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:36 pm 
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Ive heard similar things and come to the same conclusion, mine sits at just a smidge off over heating almost all the time (thats when the thermos come in) and its never given me dramas since the thermos went in, I wouldnt worry bout it.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:04 am 
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i drilled a few holes around my thermostat better then removing it and i have a 16in davis graig that does a pretty good job of keepinf it cool. but i am fitting a reverse bonnet scoop to let the heat out also

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:32 am 
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Warlock - are you still using the clutch fan as well?
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:48 am 
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nah man i threw it out it died and then i blew some head gaskets and went to a thermo fan

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:57 pm 
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Another thing i noticed too is that the engine does not have an air bleed for the cooling system on it or am i not looking hard enough?
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:09 pm 
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just run it will the cap off untill all the bubbles are gone it is the highest piont in the motor so all the air should go there then take it for a run let it cool down and check the water again

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:42 pm 
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yeah your lucky a 351 on bout half mine is absoultly F*@%!* and its a 302 like 3 quarters in this queensland weather. to damn hot.
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351 in my FTruck runs on bout 3/4 in traffic and drops on the highway.

 

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