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Cooling question Is it normal for...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Redfrog, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Redfrog

    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    Is it normal for a raditor to hot to the touch on top and cold on the bottom, and about 3/4 of the way up from to bottom be warm? When the engine temp gauge reads 200-210.
    If not any ideas whats wrong?
     
  2. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    That sounds normal , its working fine /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    If the bottom was hot you would have a problem
     
  3. Redfrog

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    cool, Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Sounds like some of the radiator might be plugged off to me? But I've never experienced this. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I agree. The tubes go from side to side (silly design IMO). That means you can have a cool bottom (where crud collects) and a warm top.
    The top will be hotter in a functioning radiator, but I feel your's isn't functioning correctly.


    Why are side-side pipes silly? You should be able to pour hot water down at least 1 pipe so when it's REALLY cold out and your anti-freeze gels up, you can melt 1 tube. Then from there, the engine will clear the way just find it's self. I can't get water to pour sideways. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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