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Old 03-27-2005, 08:18 PM
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I am hoping I got lucky, here's the deal, sitting at a light, notice the temp guage is at about half, which is not normal, I proceed to the nearest pull off area and it's just a hair above half, holy ****, I got steam rolling out of the hood, I am in a panick figuring I fucked a brand new motor, pop the hood start dumping water on the motor, notice the steam is coming from the upper radiator cap WTF?



Somehow the upper cap got cracked loose, no clue what happened there, tighten it down and the temp guage was already down, strange thing is it went down the minute I shut it off.



I'm hoping it didn't do any damage, still runs great, but was not fun. I'm guessing since it didn't really reach the boiling point it will be ok.
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:24 PM
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my old ito built FD motor was overheated NUMEROUS times and was fine.....if it runs the same its fine
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:43 PM
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my mercedes did something like that, i added coolant (it leaks), and rechecked it the next day. i opened the hood and the cap was gone, so i ordered a new one, open the hood the next day cap falls out from the hood somewhere



its a good thing the cap on that car only keeps the coolant from falling out and not the car overheating
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:51 PM
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yea i dont think it really overheated, I am not sure, like I say still runs great, the worst case was the temp guage got to under 3/4 assuming the cap had been on there wouldnt have been any steam.



It still runs great so I am hoping to hell I am ok
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:09 PM
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it should be ok, H=235f so under that is hot but prolly not dead
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:57 AM
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mine was at like 5/8 the other day.



not like i care...
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:48 AM
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[quote name='vosko' date='Mar 27 2005, 10:23 PM']my old ito built FD motor was overheated NUMEROUS times and was fine.....if it runs the same its fine

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Same here, my current engine temp gauge went all the way up a couple of times before I figured out what was going on with the cooling system; still running without a problem.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:08 AM
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whew, sounds like I might be ok then
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:54 PM
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i've ran mine that high before you should be fine
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:01 PM
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Got mine to 3/4, remember the bad thermostat? Ran fine after that, until I blew the oil cooler line. Have you changed the t-stat recently?
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