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Overheated motor I had replaced piston rings and piston bearings and had the head skimmed and valves seated after over heating but the problem is when the engine is cooled down, the radiator hoses sqeeze closed as if there is a vacuum in the radiator. The temperature is normal on short distance and the starting is no problem although I lose about 100 - 200ml of radiator water.The engine had no piston ridge so was not needed to rebore. could the block or head be cracked as this was not checked? By the way, for a matter of interest,please tell your fanclub or members that my previous motor millage, was 401000KM And was still running when I removed it to replace the gearbox!!!!

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    Greg Wilkins May 11, 2010

    Look at the exhaust while its running, do you see it start to steam? Also check the oil to see if the water is going into the block. Thats the only two ways you can loose water if it is the head. Now question did you replace freeze plugs? Sometimes with age freeze plugs get pin holes and the only time they leak is when your driving. I know by experience. I had a triump tr7 with a 3.8 v6 ford and it would leak going down the road and the only way i found this out was by accident when i seen antifreeze dripping when changing motor mount.
    God bless Greg



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Have you replaced the radiator cap and if you have a expansion tank fitted check that also. As the water temp rises to normal temp it send water to the expansion tank and when it cools down it sucks it back. Check that you have the right cap on radiator it should have a return valve in the middle on the inside. The expansion tank must a solid cap.
Worth the try

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