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Re: proper way to fill coolant (archive)

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Posted by Siuco on January 28, 2000 at 04:36:03:

In Reply to: Re: proper way to fill coolant posted by Neepu on January 27, 2000 at 12:42:43:

Heed the warning:
The reason it all started (replacing the radiator, water valve) was all because the left motor mount was separated. As I punched it off the line, the engine would torque up, and the force would put excessive pressure on the hoses, which in turn snapped the "Plastic" rad input, and water valve. At first it was a slow leak, but at the worst time (in front of the dealers shop - I prefer to be at home where I can do the work myself), it all blew apart! So both engine mounts were replaced, as well as two tranny mounts.

So check your engine mounts! Regarding the stuck thermostat, If you aren't overheating, and your engine reaches normal operating temp in a few minutes, chances ae your stat is OK. Check all the hose clamps for being loose, as sometimes this is all the leak is......


Gary 540 Siuco

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