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BIGG C
Member
posted July 28, 2004 08:41 PM
We are running a ford 2.3 with small crank pulley and large waterpump pulley. We have plain water with fabric softener. Head shaved .150 so compression is about 12 to 1. Single row radiator with electric fan. We have tried water temp guage in top waterpump port, bottom waterpump port and side of block where stock sensor was. We have tried 3 different guages from cheap to expensive. Guage will not read any temp. Have removed cap and seen water bubble and then rise out of radiator. Water will push out of cap until turning on the electric fan, still no temp on guage. HELP Do not want to burn up new motor. Thanks BIGG C

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droper23
Member
posted July 28, 2004 08:46 PM
Kind of odd. If the gauge is correct, you should be able to touch the radiator to see if it is hot. I sometimes do this when a temp gauge goes out to get a round abouts of how hot the motor is.


STREET16
Member
posted July 28, 2004 09:02 PM
Check your gauges using boiling water in a pan (on the stove- as long as the wife doesn't catch you) until you find one that works properly. Believe it or not, you can go out and buy a brand new gauge and have it not work. I've never gone through three before finding a good one though. These are mechanical gauges, right?


0six
Member
posted July 28, 2004 09:19 PM
is the top of your radiator lower than the top of the engine? if so you could have an air bubble in the engine and if the gauge is not in water it will not read.


rfriellymotorsports
Member
posted July 29, 2004 01:10 AM
I want to know about this fabric softer!! WHY?

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juliaferrell
Member
posted July 29, 2004 11:23 AM
tetrasodium pyrophosphate is the leading ingredient in water softeners........the pyro is what's throwing your mercury driven guage to zero..........get rid of the water softener and run standard water pump lubricant...........


BIGG C
Member
posted July 29, 2004 05:49 PM
We have moved radiator abovehead.We had same problem before using fabric softener, using plain water and or water and lubricant. With radiator full start car. With cap off, water will swirl and start to push out of radiator as motor runs. Put cap on [16lb.] and water will push out. Turn on electric fan, water will stop pushing out and heat rolls off of radiator. Radiator hot to touch. No movement on guage. Will try guage in pan of water tonight. Any HELP appreciated, dont want to burn up new motor. BIGG C


jay116
Member
posted July 30, 2004 04:12 AM
R.F.Rielly the idea of using fabric softner is to do the same thing that products like water wetter do. It breaks down the surface tension of the water and it cools better.

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