View single post by Art DeKneef
 Posted: 04-26-2014 10:34 pm
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Art DeKneef

 

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It sounds like the radiator might be partially blocked. If it is the original it might be time to have it looked at.

Other things I can think of that could cause it to run hot:
How fresh is the fluid and what is the ratio of water to antifreeze?
The gauge could be going bad.
Engine timing is off causing the engine to run hot.
Is there a fan shroud?
Add a spoiler to force more air to the radiator.
Engine cooling tubes blocked.

First thing I would do is get a thermostat, then flush the system if you do not know the condition of the fluid and put in new. Verify the gauge is working properly.

Art