[Spridgets] cooling system issues revised---Help
oldsaabguy at comcast.net
Thu Apr 24 20:32:31 MDT 2008
I have similar symptoms although not as severe.. my current diagnosis
is the my radiator cap, as yours may be, is not actually sealing on
the inner section. I noticed this because there is nice shiny brass
for a section of the inner ring of the filler neck but not the entire
way around. My guess is that the filler neck is not "square".
.. no, I haven't fixed mine either..
On Apr 24, 2008, at 8:42 PM, ryan.kubanoff at comcast.net wrote:
> Kate and mike,
> I replaced the radiator cap with a 13 lbs one before i attemoted the
> thermostat change. That when I found out there was no thermostat
> and a bunch of rust wher it should have been. thats why i did the
> coolant flush after flushing the engine block and backflusshing the
> radiator with a garden hose. I had the heating valve open but the
> heat off.
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: Kate <kgb at frontiernet.net>
>> First, every Spridget has a working temp gauge. It's called your
>> leg. Is the valve for your heating system open or closed? When it is
>> open, it adds a little more area to allow for better engine cooling.
>> If it's closed, after you open it, you will need to run your engine a
>> few minutes, then add enough coolant to compensate.
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