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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine overheating.

Alright, so yesterday I swapped out my Tb to the Gt tb. Now today.. I'm guessing because of many factors. My engine is overheating. One of the coolant lines did leak and threw out a lot of coolant when I was in the process of swapping the two. I did check my coolant can and I didn't have much left in there, so, ended up buying coolant today and putting it in. Now, my question/questions are.. What else could cause the engine to overheat if it is not the case that it was indeed the coolant line that spit out all that coolant in the process. And two... Out of pure ignorance. How long should It take for the coolant to actually cool off the engine. Or man.. I don't even know. Still a noob and always wanting to learn more.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Air pockets sometimes cause heating. when replacing coolant, the manual says take off the radiator cap when the car is cold (NEVER WHEN HOT), then idling until your car reaches operating temps. For me it's a little below half. Then rev and hold at 3k or so. Afterwards, refill radiator if needed. This will get rid of the larger pockets. For the smaller pockets, they get dumped into your coolant reservoir eventually.

Your cooling system works by having your coolant run through the radiator to get cooled and passed into your engine. Theres a thermostat somewhere there that opens up when it gets warm.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Perfect. Thank you very very very much. Is there anything else perhaps I should look out for? Temperature seems fine now. It wasn't before. It got extremely hot. I'll keep an eye on it and see what comes up. It slowly rises up to half.. I usually am a bit below half. I'm assuming it should be normal because of the leak from the coolant line during the Tb swap.
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As long as your temps don't go past half, you shouldn't be in any danger.
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Thank you! Highly appreciate it!
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When you are bleeding the cooling system make sure you turn the heater on FULL. This makes sure there is coolant flow through the heater core also. Let us know how you do...
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When you are bleeding the cooling system make sure you turn the heater on FULL. This makes sure there is coolant flow through the heater core also. Let us know how you do...
Did that! Thank you for the info! It wasn't running well in the beginning, but after a few miles it got better and now everything is fine! I would zone in the temperature gauge and study it! Haha but everything is good now!
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If you have access to a code scanner that shows live sensor data, you can see the output from the engine block temperature sensor to make sure the engine is in a normal range when you drive it.
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thermostat stuck closed could cause overheating fyi..
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Car is working perfect now. Thank you all for the info and help!
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so what was the problem? did i miss something, was it air in the system?
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so what was the problem? did i miss something, was it air in the system?
When swapping the TB's one of the coolant lines leaked out most of the coolant it had on it. No coolant=hot engine I'm guessing. And I had very very little coolant left. So... Bought coolant, followed steps from what they told me on this thread, drove it watching carefully the temp gauge. And voila.. Problem solved. No air leak or air in the system. Everything was tightened. Maybe I missed something, but adding coolant solved it for me !
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