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Cooling system air lock by Mike Murphy
Started on: 10-12-2003 11:21 AM
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Last post by: theogre on 10-12-2003 12:28 PM
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Report this Post10-12-2003 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Mike MurphyClick Here to Email Mike MurphySend a Private Message to Mike MurphyDirect Link to This Post
OK this is driving me nuts! Shop just put in my 3.1 stroker and the temp gage pegs as it warms up from a cold start. It may take it 1 to 3 minutes before it drops and after that it is fine all day long until you let it cool down completely.

I don't like this!

I have removed the radiator cap until operating temperature is reached, topped off the syatem at the thermostat housing, attempted to get the upper engine hose free of air etc. If I pull out the thermostat it does not do this. Yeah I thought I had a bad one although it was brand new and replaced it only to have the same problem.

Someone set me straight!!!


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Report this Post10-12-2003 12:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
It might not be air.

Check how the heater plumbing is hooked up and make sure the heater/pluming isn't blocked.

If the heater isn't setup right or is blocked, you won't have enough if any coolant flow until the thermostat manages to heat enough to open.

See the thermostat article in my cave.

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