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HELP 86 GL-10 /getting hot

1986 gl-10 turbo its getting hot so i thought the thermostate was sticking so i took it out and put a new one in but its still gettin hot i dont know wat else to do help

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  • scott Sep 28, 2012

    well if keep on over heating you can check heatercore waterpump make sure no kinks in radiator so the fluids can feed through lines good



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This can be a slipping belt, a worn out water pump, a damage fan or the worst of all a burnt cylinder head gasket. Turbos running at high pressures tend to blow the cylinder head gaskets. Also check the radiator.

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