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You may have an internal leak, here are a couple things to check.
One make sure you aren't gaining oil. You could be leaking into the crankcase, oil will be milky or overfull.
Two leaking in to the combustion chamber. Check exhause for a sweet smell. Pull spark plugs one at a time and see if one is discollared. That could be the cylinder with the leak.
Posted on Feb 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1966 Ford Mustang overheating
try to run the water pump without hoses, and add water in the 'in' side, if is powers out the other side, then it's fine. how is your water/coolant mix?
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
SOURCE: coolant leaking
Hello Kasalama :
Is it possible to wash off the engine while protecting the distribuutor and other electronics so we can start with a clean and dry engine ? . * Make sure that your radiator is full and that the Radiator/ Coolant overflow reservoir is at the proper level . * I would put a large piece of cardboard on the floor and along with a bright flash light or shop light use it to guide you where the leak s coming from .
If that is not helpful , I would perform a pressure check on the cooling system . The pressure check can be performed as a diagnostic tool . Put the truck in park and apply the parking brake . Attach the pressure diapham and Start the engine . You will have to manually pump it to a specified pressure as indicated on the gauge/ manometer .
The pressure diaphram usally attaches where the " radiator cap " is . Applying pressure can show leaking hoses, pipes and leaks in the radiator or fittings .
Be mindful that you can also have a leaking Intake manifold Gasket .
I hope that this info has been of help to you .
Posted on May 31, 2009
you need to replace your top gasket i had the same problem with my tazz the car decided to start over heating and used alot of water so take it away and have it fixed before your problem becomes bigger and i payed R1000 to have my car fixed properly
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
Hi, Sounds like you have tried about everything. Ok the aux. coolant switch is for the electric pump for the heater core will not cause an over heating condition just a longer warm up of the heater core. Has the cooling system been bleed properly if there is a trapped air pocket it will not let coolant circulate. Was the new thermostat installed correctly? They have a vent that needs to be towards the top or they trap air on the back side and cant take an accurate reading to open and close. Other areas to look at would be proper operation of the fan clutch, if they fail they can cause the fan to not lock up properly and supply enough air movement through the radiator. The aux. electric fans and their temp switches do you hear them coming on are they coming on at the right temp.
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
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