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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted November 05, 2005 09:47 AM  
Im having a serious heating problem,is it common after motor has been running for abvout 5 mins pull the radiator cap off an the water pushes out the radiator instead of circulate>I have 25% redution 6 blade steel fan,new water pump,new radiator,new hoses,350 engine,?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 07, 2005 05:24 AM  
sounds like a head gasket blown,or cracked head

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 238
posted November 07, 2005 06:33 AM  
Or a big ol' air pocket. Is the fill (cap) at the highest point in the cooling system?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted November 07, 2005 07:11 AM  
What is the temp at the point you remove the cap? If it has any water temp, the water will push out because the pump and water expansion will expand the hoses and when you open the cap, the water is forced out by the contracting hoses. Could be what the other guy's said also, but you donb't want to open the cap when the motor is running and there's any water temp in the engine.

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted November 07, 2005 10:23 AM  
Ruyn the engine with the cap until good and warm you will see the water level rise and fall. Try to keep the filling the rad. Run a catch can and you can get it completely full. Set it up as coolant recovery system. Works for us

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted November 07, 2005 04:06 PM  
Are you running a t-stat?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted November 07, 2005 04:07 PM  
Are you running a t-stat? Most likely air pocket if you are.

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