Car trying to overheat..........it's getting very old.......
I dont know why, and have no clue. My car is almost always trying to overheat lately. It tried to the other day, and almost did today.
Tonight I had to cancel a poker game because I drove about 4-5 miles, went to the bank and noticed the car was on the M.
Took off, car started to cool down a lil bit. Then bout 20 seconds later, it climbed up. The check gauges light came on, then instantly off, then instantly on, then instantly off. The temp gauge was dancing (moving back and forth, back and forth) between the end of the M and bout 3/4 to the H. I would finally go down to the mid of normal, but it wouldnt stay very long at all. It would climb right back up in about 15 seconds. (IT NEVER REACHED THE H)
I cant freakin figure out why my car is wanting to overheat! especially now that the weather is startin to get warmer, it's running hotter. I've bled the radiator properly, and I have put fluid in the resivoir (but it's always bone dry later on when I check it.....there's nothing ever in there)
All I could think of while this was happening was "oh great.........I dont want to do another HG job. I'm canceling poker tonight. (especially cause I thought I smelled oil burning!!!
Needless to say I took my money I was going to use for poker and bought a OE 190* T-stat, and some radiator fluid.
The other day I was driving it, and it kinda sat right around the M for about 90% of the ride, then would go down a little bit, then climb right back up to the M.
I know, the car runs cooler with the 180* stat, but I always get nervous because it sits below the N most of the time, then will climb up........then will get to the M then open up, and watch the temp drop back down to the N.
I dont want to get rid of the bird (especially after I've poured all my blood, sweat and tears and not to mention $$$ into the thing) but if it keeps doing this overheating thing, something's gotta give.
Yes, I replaced the temp sensors on the vehicle about a year ago. I've had this 180* stat for a while now, so I guess it's probably time to get a new one gone in there.
Has anyone else had any problems/experience similar to what I am having?
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96 3.8 NA, 180* T-Stat, PnP Upper and Lower intake, Air Silencer Removed 9" K&N added to fender well, Mild J-modded transmission, 24K B&M Supercooler, 2.25" dual Magnaflow high-flow cats w/2.25" di/do Magnaflow, JVC El-Kameleon LX-30.
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