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Nissan serena 1.6 16v 1995 petrol. Just fitted new radiator and when i filled with water it overheats and boils up! is there a special way of doing this because it keeps overheating! seems to be a lot of air in the cooling system?

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Your thermostat could be stuck. With it boiling over and and overheating it sounds like the thermostat isn't opening up to let the water flow to cool the engine and causing the engine to overheat.

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if the thermostat is in the head at the top radiator hose , remove it an fill the cooling system until the water is at that point --refit the thermostat and continue filling
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I have to repair a leak donestill have liquid on the rad and engine can i just fill The tank until it s ok and start the engine,


Best to partially fill the radiator, then start the engine and as the water starts to circulate, slowly add more water until its full. If you just add water until the radiator is full, the engine will develop an air block and may well overheat. You could end up with a seized engine. I presume you are doing this just until you get the vehicle to the repair shop as plain water is NEVER intended to be used long term in any engine. It will overheat fast as the boiling point is well below coolant/water mixture levels and will promote rust and clog the radiator and block.

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If the coolant was hot when you noticed water coming out the radiator, that is normal from the heat expansion of the coolant. That is why there are coolant overflow tanks-also called coolant expansion tanks.
When refilling coolant, always top up the radiator, and fill the overflow tank to at least the cold mark level (about half-way up on the tank). With cap off, run engine till the thermostat opens- upper radiator hose will become hot-then shut off engine, add coolant to radiator as needed, replace cap. This method of filling will help to expel any trapped air in the system. Oh, and remember to set your heater controls on high when filling coolant, so the heater core and lines also circulate and expel air.
Check the seal on the radiator cap that it is still good. The cap seal is important to seal the coolant system, as it is a closed system under about 15 psi of pressure. The reason to pressurize the system is that the pressure will raise the boiling point of the coolant by about 10 degrees- important when you consider how hot the coolant has to be when running. OK, enough tutorial-I don't think you have a problem with the water pump! G'd luck, reeve.

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My 95 Pathhfinder has started over heating, the coolant level is ok, and the water is moving. Have replaced radiator cap,and thermostat no help


OK, let's see, first, is it coolant or water? Coolant boils at 265 in a closed system, water boils at 220. Can you see any oil floating on top of water in radiator? Do you notice steam coming out the tail pipe at all? Is the radiator full of white rock looking stuff? Check the oil. And check all the above. If none of those symptoms show up, I would suspect just a clogged up radiator. A radiator shop can recore it or replace it. Hope this helps.

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My nissan serena overheat twice, but the radiator was recently clean and the fan was working well. what seems to be the problem?


It can be many things. You need to drain the cooling system, flush the system, replace the thermostat, and pour in a 50/50 mix of the proper antifreeze and distilled water. If it overheats again replace the thermal relay for the cooling fan as it may not be coming on when it should.

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Truck keeps overheating, can't figure out why, new hoses, thermostat, 10 miles and overheating, any suggestions?


is your water pump circulating the water nissans used to have a problem with impellers on pump
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Cooling system overheating


Hi! Theres a coolant reservoit that connects thru the radiator. The coolant level should not be full, it must be just on the HI / MAX indicator. You fill it too much it will spill and leave you with no coolant to circulate. That may be the cause of overheating. HOpe this helps and have a good one!

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The three most likely thing's cause overheating are faulty thermostat,electric fan or clogged radiator. Only at has been overheat so much it boils dry that it will cause engine trouble. Most common problem's are blown cylinder head gasket or a cracked cylinder head.
mixing coolant and water depends on where the gasket has blown or head is cracked. You will first need to check if it actually is overheating. The reason is. If the head is cracked or gasket blown then you can get a false boiling which is compresion from the cylinders blows through the crack in the head or gasket causing the coolant to blow out of the radiator cap.Fill the radiator to the top leave the cap off then start the engine.If the water blows out then you will need to remove the cylinder head check the gasket is ok. If its damaged replace if not get the head checked for crack's. If no water blow's when you start it check the thermostat is working properly. To check the thermostat put it a in a saucepan cover it with water bring the water to the boil. It should open before the water boil's but near boiling-point. If its ok then start the engine again leave it running until it boils and check the fan is running. If that's ok then its radiator problem. Their is no way to check if the radiator is ok you will need to get a new one. One last point. If the cylinder head or gasket are faulty it was caused by overheating so by just fixing the cylinder head problem is not a cure it will overheat again. Check the three things I mentioned at the begining and told you how to check them. Hope this help's. Cheer's

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Having the radiator rodded is a good move. Retest. If it has an electric radiator fan check temp sensors. If the fan has a clutch it may need to be replaced if its slipping with the engine hot. Check bellts. Its likely a fan air flow issue if the engine overheats when the care is not moving or is moving slowly. If the engine overheats only with AC on that narrows it down. Write back if that's the case. Lots of things can cause this. Antifreeze and a good radiator cap discourages boiling. Pressure in the radiator raises the boiling point but it can't build up pressure if the cap is bad. Antifreeze also raises the boiling point. If actual boiling happens in the engine then steam builds up in critical places and drives the collant out of the block making the engine even hotter than it already is. Replace the cap. Check the antifreeze.

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