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This instructable will walk you through the simple process of "burping" or getting all of the trapped air out of your cars cooling system. ... Despite all the complaints about DexCool coolant, I have never had an issue. ... in that way, my cars are as reliable as possible regarding cooling ...
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Let me know if that link doesn't work. Anytime you change the radiator, change the thermostat, drain your ...
Ask a local mechanic here ,as they very rarely give problems ,now is this the three cylinder engine or the 4 as their is a difference as to trying to you some idea as the problem and stop revving the engine up as you WILL KNACKER IT UP
sounds like air in system ...
Leave the radiator cap off, turn the engine on and let it
run until the radiator "burps": You will see the coolant level drop and
may see or hear a large air bubble come to the top as the system burps.
Keep an eye on the temperature gauge throughout this process
Refill the radiator to the top and coolant reservoir as needed.
Put the radiator cap back on.
Note that if the engine runs hot after this procedure there
may have been another pocket of air that "burped." Let the engine cool
down and then add more coolant to both the radiator and the coolant
Check your tube that comes out from behind the firewall. It is clogged! I have a SX4 and it happened to me. It sounds like a bucket of water being passed back and forth in the dashboard! I cleaned out the tube and had 1 1/2 gallons of water drain out!
Knock sensor. Check all the wiring connections on the engine heads. Your sensor probably is failed (but see Overheating #3 below) .
fast blinking left turn signal. The front bulb has failed, so replace it.
oil temperature light. This may be an indirect result of #1, as the engine is not running properly and this can cause overheating (but see Overheating #3 below)
Other causes of overheating ...
low oil level
low coolant level. If you are losing coolant, the cause has to be located. The correct fill method is to top up the radiator, then repeatedly squeeze the top rad hose, to "burp" all the air out of the cooling system. You will hear the coolant squishing in the top of the engine. Keep burping until the coolant squishing noise stops.
head gasket(s) may be failing, a not uncommon problem for your engine model. Check for oil in the coolant.
Not really a "solution" but this may move you a step closer to one...Check vacuum operated servo blend motors on the heater box. I would disconnect and plug the vacuum supply line to the dash controls (on the engine side of firewall) and drive it for a while. Obviously, if it's cold out you may not want to do this till summer because heat will not work, but it's worth a try, just to get a location on the problem isolated without taking the entire car apart!!