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dgdogz

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heating up....too much
« on: 12:46, Sun 11 May 2008 »
also i forgot too add in my last topic
my cars getting really warm really fast and im getting worried..
im buying a new intercooler this week from ktec

only twin core...not front mount as i am not related to bill gates but anyway.......


ne ideas and help for keeping it nice and freezy??
thanks guys

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« Reply #1 on: 14:24, Sun 11 May 2008 »
check the thermostat and also check to see if the fan is cutting in it should go no further then 3/4 of the way up

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« Reply #2 on: 14:47, Sun 11 May 2008 »
yeh the fan is cutting on regular all th time but it still gets reel hot

it doesnt go to the max but im certain if i let it it would
it generally stays in between the half way and max point...but sometimes creeps up.

i kinda been looking all over the forum and think a new carb and thermostat is in order


wld it b good or bad idea??
coz i seen a new one on ktec


cheers mate

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« Reply #3 on: 17:37, Sun 11 May 2008 »
just buy a full carb service kit its cheaper and there is topics on how to fit and clean your carb

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« Reply #4 on: 17:38, Sun 11 May 2008 »
also get a low temp thermostat think ktec or bb tuning do them

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« Reply #5 on: 15:13, Mon 12 May 2008 »
mine was doin that, the rad was full up with shite. gotta another copper core from cgb for about 60 quid second hand. had a low temp stat in it aswell. :D
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« Reply #6 on: 15:57, Mon 12 May 2008 »
cheers lads

ill prob jus do both

shoping list on for tomorow...hahaa
ktec  here i come.

the cooler i got is in a bit of a state id rather jus start with a fresh one.
so i kno theres no probs..

i imagine its easy as pie to fit in a new intercooler??
it aint a front mount...jus ktec double core.
cheers.

and shoul;d i jus stick in half water half anti freeze into the header????

cheers

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« Reply #7 on: 20:58, Mon 12 May 2008 »
follow this from here as in the maintenance guide in here

YOU REALLY NEED 2 PEOPLE TO DO THIS
1. Unscrew the Coolant Tank cap and unclip the strap holding it to the side of the inner wing and lift it up as high as you can get it with all the pipes attached.
2. On the top hose there is a plastic screw in the top of it. Get someone to stand by this and undo this.
3. Now with you standing holding the Coolant tank over the top of the wing and another person holding the srcrew from the top hose put your mouth over the top of the coolant tank making it air tight blow holding in the pressure and not letting go. Keep the pressure on until you see out of the screw hole pure coolant flowing out with no air in it. While the coolant is flowing out air free get the person to screw in the plastic screw back in all the time you are holding in the pressure. Once the screw is back in you can remove your mouth from the coolant tank.
4. Now you need to follow the same procedure for the screw on the top of the the pipe coming from the top of the water pump and remove any air from this side of the cooling system.
Once you have done the same for the water pump pipe screw you can put the coolant tank back in place and screw on the cap. Hopefully your Cooling system should be free from any air locks.

Also on a regular basis leave the car running and wait for the Cooling Fan to cut in while watching the temperature gauge and make sure that it cuts in where it normally does. If it starts to go above the 2 3rd's line then switch the car off and investigate what the cause is before driving the car. Likely causes are air in the cooling system, blocked radiator or cracked radiator, faulty water pump, faulty thermostat, a hole in one of the water pipes, faulty fan switch or incorect coolant mixture.

GOLDEN RULE
NEVER let the car overheat or let it get into the danger zone where the little red light on the temperature gauge comes on. If your in traffic and the car goes above the normal temperature where the fan cuts in pull over and switch the engine off. Call someone out and have the car towed home or to a garage and investigate the problem before driving it again.

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« Reply #8 on: 13:19, Tue 20 May 2008 »
Mine did that and i'm sure somebody has already said this before - have you got enough or any coolant in there?  My heater matrix hose split causing all coolant to leak out so the fan didn't cut in and the head gasket is nearly gone.
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« Reply #9 on: 14:30, Tue 20 May 2008 »
cars going in tomorrow to get forge front mount fitted with newwwwwwwww collant...so hopefully thtll sort it...
gonna move my viper around so its getting the cold air better as its sitting stupidly under the bonnet due to the lack of space

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« Reply #10 on: 19:28, Tue 20 May 2008 »
i had the same problem mate so i went and got a copper core rad and i then put my fan on a switch so i can cut it in when i want and that keeps the car as cool as i want it.  :D

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« Reply #11 on: 00:26, Wed 21 May 2008 »
Intercooler won't really affect the operating temperature of the engine all it does is cool the intake to the engine...
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