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Runs hot at 70

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I have installed new expansion tank cap-installed new thermostat.
If let the car run in driveway a long time the fans do work, the fans will run and stop and in sort time they will run again and they will do this all day setting steal, if I drive it about 10 miles at 70, it get hot, steam will come out of the expansion tank and the FANS ARE NOT RUNING. If I drive 60 ok if I drive 70, runs hot in about 3 min, if I go back to 60, temp is ok

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  • marlin1 Dec 30, 2008

    sound good, I thank it will be better to change the radiator, cheeper in the long run. thanks

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Sounds like the radiator is blocked replace it or have it cleaned at a radiator shop

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  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard Dec 30, 2008

    the faster you drive your car the more heat it generates which radiator needs to cool if it 20% blocked the car will run hot at high speeds if your planing on keeping the car buy a h/d radiator for it a bit dearer but much better make sure if you do compare radiators to make sure you dont get robbed the h/d radiator wil have more tubes in it or will be wider in width happy new year

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