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1982 Toyota 4x4 22r wants to run hot at highway speeds

It doesnt get into the red but close to it. Also the timing was retarded and we corrected that. But, it doesnt run as hot as it did and the heater does not put out hot air. It is only warm air. I changed out the thermostat last week and it has a new radiator. Could the heater core be stopped up cuasing all of the troubles? It is the original core and the truck has 279,000 miles on it. Thanks

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    over the last week there have been a couple times I've noticed cool air coming out of heater vent when car was adequately warmed up. This improved with increasing the temp control from 69 to 74 or higher. 80,000 miles on it



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Seems like air in system problem, park the car such that the radiator is the highest point of the car, can also use jacks, put the heater in the car on, run the car with radiator cap open til theres hot air coming throung the heater,make sure radiator is full.

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