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Blown head gasket in suzuki swift/signs


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water in engine pan, (milky)
steam out the tail pipe after engine fully warm.
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cylinder compression low on 1 or more.
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check thermostat in boiling water make sure it opens. make sure it is not fitted up side down, check the radiator pressure with a gauge there may be a leaking head gasket. also check the relief valve on the radiator cap.

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Why does my Grand Cherokee overheat after replacing the radiator?

there are many causes of overheating.

first off is you didnt stated engine option (size)

the engine can make excessive heat too. (late timing)

1: bad thermostat. 190 is ok, but it can be bad, even a new one.

try a quality brand like STANT, not dura . etc.

2: it must hold pressure, bad cap>? 12-15 psi

3: gee, did use 50% AF. it will not run right with out AF antifreeze.

4: bad water pump. running old AF causes the impeller to rust to nothing.

5: thermostat up side down, or bleed hole not up hill (jiggle pin,etc)

6: pressure in the hose , does NOT prove flow. only pressure.

7: air flow to RAD bocked, (at A/C condensor or between)

8: bad fan and related parts, varies by engine option not stated.

9: bad fan controls. same.

10: seem like it overheats even PARKED. right? never moved.

11: if it dont overheat moving fast this is a BIG clue. but nobody wants to take that risk of 10 is true. sure.

12: air in block, did you , ignore the side tank and look in side rad for full of AF 100% by pulling cap cold, over and over, each cold cycle

until dead sure its FULL???????

13: BAD TEMP GUAGE, DID YOU USE AN IR PYYO GUN to prove the thing is really overheating

14: is it boiling over, that is steam or hot water blasting to the expansion side tank???? signs/ got real signs of overheating?

15: passes rad leak down test?

16: passes exhaust leak test to rad test? green/blue checked?

17: steam out tail pipe end hot?

18: pinging, (too hot sighs)

19: OBD2 scan tool shows, 240 and the dash gauge and the pyro gun

all agree its 240"

20: sludge packup on sides of water jackets, seen when pump was pulled and NOT CORRECTED (flushed>?)

at the least.

ok one more , fan belts slip?

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How do you replace a 2005 toyota celica thermostat

same as all cars.
take it out and put it back.
but at least you didnt say where is it.
this is covered 100% in the Cars FSM. buy one. and be DIY for next 10 years (avg. ownership?)
so look at rad?
see the cars engine radiator.?
see that top hose. follow it to the thermostat housing, bingo
drain all or 1/2 the coolant, (practice you learn how much) from the rad bottom plug , use a pan to catch it, keep animal away its poison.
remove housing.
pull STAT
put new stat in ,with wax side to water jackets and jiggle bleed hole
up hill. (this allows engine to burp)
put back STAT cover with sealant/gasket or with 0-ring , depends on engines size, not stated.
fill system. Rad cap hole, till full. run engine 1min, stop check fill repeat.
burp system of all air. (skills)
test system for leaks. and overheating or odd dash gauge readings

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I have a 99 Cadillac D'Elegance, that just started overheating. It didn't lose anti freeze/coolant until after it overheated. I turned the heat up to the highest temp. and it blew out cool

water level was low thats why it blew cold ,you may have a slight leak somewhere but once the level drops below a critical amount then it will overheat so ask a local mechanic to have a good look for you as this sort of problem is often beyond the scope of a owner to locate the leak ,when running check the difference between the top and bottom rad hoses as well if bottom hose cold then it could be the thermostat .

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Have 1992 Pontiac Grand Am radiator blew out the side and I replaced it, put in 100% antifreeze. Car still over heats, A/C and heater work fine as well as Defrost. What could be the problem?

Use a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. Increasing the amount of antifreeze won't improve cooling. Check the rad fans, thermostat and rad cap. Are you losing coolant? Is it leaking or do you have a blown head gasket?

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96 Sunfire overheating after replacing radiator, pump, thermostat

Do you did you take out the rad. or have a shop do it for you. Your problem sounds more like the rad is not the right size for your car. The difference is very slight. The rad for a 4 CYL And the 6 CYL look very much alike. they even interchange with one another. But if your car has the V6 and you are running a 4 cyl. rad you may run hot like this. Now if that is NOT THE CASE, IF THAT IS NOT THE CASE >. You still have air in the rad. Open the drain port a small bit remove the rad cap, start up the engine and let it run till it reaches temp -- tighten the drain port and refill the rad, and the overflow to full. try all that and God Bless.

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Replaced upper radiator hose and filled with water, still overheating and loseing water

You have replaced the upper rad hose. Was this done because of a leak? Was it replaced because overheating was occuring? If overheating is a problem you may have to look at some other things.1 Cooling fan 2 Thermostat 3 Head gasket

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