[Spridgets] cooling system issues

Brad Fornal tequila.brad at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 09:14:56 MDT 2008

You may consider replacing the water pump. I wonder if the impeller may have
deteriorated, whilst the car was sitting.


On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 6:52 AM, <ryan.kubanoff at comcast.net> wrote:

> Reviving a 74 midgit. I last posted about leaking antifreeze from the
> radiator cap of my expansion tank after a ride. I replaced the cap with a 13
> Lbs cap and today after a 27 mile 50 minute ride  to and from work i had
> antifreeze coming out of the overflow tube on the expansion tank. I also
> have a broken temp gauge to make things more interesting. I checked the
> overflow when things cooled down and it is half full but the radiator is
> down about 4".  What is causing this?  My plan is to replace the thermostat
> and the badly corroded looking crossflow pipe on the bottom of the radiator.
> is there anything else i am missing or should try while i am at it?  There
> does seem to be a small oozing of oil from the head gasket but not enough to
> reduce oil pressure or volume.
> any ideas?
> thanks
> ryan
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