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My 2.8i capri over heats it's had new head gaskets and new thermostat

My 2.8i over heats just sat ticking over ? it's had new head gaskets new thermostat and still the problem hasnt been solved ?!

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Is water pump ok ?

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try having your radiator pressure checked , or replacing your cap

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

SOURCE: Rapid overheating. New thermostat didn't fix it. Head removed... gasket ok. No apparent cracks in head. Main fan/clutch seems to work ok. Any ideas ? Mike in NZ

I know that this is going to sound like of dumb but I would check and make sure your thermostat was installed the correct way. I had a similar issue once, after replacing the entire cooling system on a 750iL it still over heated, turned out I put in the thermostat the wrong way. Always check for little mistakes first:) Hope this helps and please don't forget to rate me.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: over heating when driving. changed thermostat,

It is hard to start because the recent overheat causing a gap between the head gasket reducing the compression ratio in each cylinder hence it is difficult for a combustion.
The most culprit of the car overheating is the poor circulation of coolant due to bad pump or/ and clog up radiator. The 2 important things that have not been mentioned are needed to take care of now.

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Did you burp the air out of the cooling system once you were done reassembling the car? If not, click my screenname, go to my tips and tricks, and follow the procedure I posted there.

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SOURCE: 99 mecury sable replaced thermostat

heater cores is probly pluged take a garden hose and try to flush it out. usualy the heater core is the waterpump bypas. it also could be that ur radiator fans arnt running

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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