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radiator over flow

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    Another issue I am having is my radiator keeps spitting alot out of the overflow? What would cause this? It is a new thermostat (160), a new water pump, 6 month old radiator, new hoses. What could cause this?
     
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    just to clear the basics....
    how hot is your motor running?/forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    couldn't it be the cap???
     
  4. shaun

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    My motor is running at a steady 168. It never tops 170. Justin it could be the cap and that is what I am going to do next. I think I will try and get a 18 psi cap to raise the boiling point from where my 16 has it?
     
  5. shaun

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    Well the MK here at the station just explained to me exactly how a cap works and now that I understand that I think you are right on justin. I am going to put a new cap on it (probably just another 16 psi) tonight and see if that fixes my problem.
     
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    i you have any air in your system still from your recent work, the air will expand and spit fluid out. if so you need to bleed the cooling system
     
  7. whiskey bent

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    Sounds like a faulty cap.
     
  8. shaun

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    I have already blead the system. I am thinking faulty cap also
     
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