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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 24, 2001 02:35 AM UIN: 111782537
Hi everyone,My friend has a problem with cooling,I read everything posted on Deedudes topic and we have tried most of it.My buddy's car is an 84 firebird,he currently uses a griffon rad,tight shroud on the fan,he has a piece of plastic underneath for and air dam,he has electric fans on the front of the rad,he runns a spray bar,has the plastic jug for overflow,and uses a restrictor plate,I believe he uses the smaller pulleys,but I'm not sure.with all this stuff he still gets really hot,his motor is a 400 and he has added the cooling lines to the rear of the block and still no help.My truck runs a surge tank of the thermostat housing,and nothing of the rad,would this help him any,My truck never overheats.Any suggestions would be appreciated....Thanks...=)

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted August 24, 2001 06:04 PM UIN: 14464409
try this where is your sending unit. if it is on the head try to relocate it to the thermostate housing. if you are still having problems. ck your head gaskets, i had one do the same and it was a small crack on the gasket in between #3 and 5 cylenders. it will make it run hot mainly on higher reving motors, you can have this cked if you go to a local repair shop , they should have a tester that can ck exhaust gases in the cooling system..

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted August 25, 2001 01:41 PM UIN: 25419780
you can also be running lean. Not enough fuel will cause your car to run hot. Pull your plugs and see what color they are. If they are white you need bigger jets. I currently run a 355 11-1 with camel hump heads 202 valves on a 2 barrel and have to run 89 jets to keep it cool.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 26, 2001 06:18 PM UIN: 111782537
Thanks people we will try this.

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