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Overheating light comes on. I pour more antifreeze in and its good for a while. 207 Cooper s. Thermostat housing has been replaced.

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Thermostat housing was replaced but the actual thermostat was replaced also?
If it was replaced you might have issues with the water pump, the impellers of the water pump are made of plastic and some of them might be broken.
Also when the thermostat housing was replaced was all the air purged from the cooling circuit?
Air still trapped inside cooling system can create overheating issues.
Never go over 50/50 coolant mix, a higher concentration of coolant can impede a proper engine cooling.

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You must have a leak somewhere check all hoses and resivour also check under the car for any drips

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You'll want some pretty good lighting. If you were thinking of investing in some shop lights for your garage,now would be a good time.

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2. 3/8 rachet 3. 3/8 drive 13 MM wobble socketor 13 MM short socket with universal joint for upper thermostat housing bolt. 4. 3/8 drive 6" extension 5. 9/32" socket or endwrench for bleeder screws
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b. Remove the lower bolt first. Youwill need to maneuver your hands both under the exhaust manifold on the frontside and from behind the exhaust manifold on the back side to move the 13 MM boxend wrench 30 degrees at a time. This iswhy you need a 12 point box end. Youcould try the ratcheting box end wrench, but when it starts to get loose, it'stough to put enough friction on it for the ratchet to work. You will hear people talk about how thehosing is slotted so you don't need to remove it all the way. That is false. That only works on old 3.1s that have a longstud and nut. You cannot remove thethermostat housing without removing the bolt because the thermostat extendsinto the thermostat housing for longer than the bolt. (Been there, tried that.)
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