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I meant to say the hose by the thermostat is cold. Meaning there's no circulation That include's the oil cooler line.
Hello! How are you doing today?
I am hoping you can help me. I can no type, please be pecient.
I will do my best to help. You can take your time to type, I will be patient. Now if I may ask, Did you replace the parts yourself? or you are working with a mechanic?
I had a mech. do the job. Look s like he is trying but no avail. It looks like the pump is noe recirculating. I bought a new thermostat. I ma thinking of doing myself.
OK The pump cannot really be installed backwards. However you can have a very big air pocket in the system. Here's what I suggest. Raise and support the front of the car where the front is higher than the back, open the radiator cap and start the car and run it watching for bubbles and keep adding coolant. run it until either both hoses become hot or it starts overheating.
If both hoses become hot and a lot of air comes out then you're all set.
if not then I would be checking the head gasket.
I doubt the issue is a flow issue it's more of trapped air issue.
Like I said the water pump cannot be installed backwards.
however the thermostat can
so just to try, remove the thermostat and make sure it's installed properly
Head gasket failures in that engine are common however a block test will be needed to be sure
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He made a hole on the thermostat to let anti freeze in. Does that tell you anything?
That tells me the thermostat has an issue.
Get a new thermostat. Get an original thermostat from the dealership they are not expensive
I just did. I just need assurance.Not very good with cars) thank you.
OK I would get the new thermostat installed and make sure you bleed the system like I told you
Raise the front and let it run for at least 1/2 hour with the radiator cap open and let all the air out
if it still overheats then we most likely have something causing it to have a massive air pocket inside and block flow. I would check the head gasket next.
Thanks for your help. Take care.
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One thing I don't understand is that the hose were the thermostat is it is cold while the other is very hot. Should the antifreeze go to the thermostat first and then to the radiator to cool it?
I tried what you suggested but it did not work. At slow speed is OK but at 60 or over it gets hot.
Thank you for your help. I am going to install the new thermostat Tuesday although the mechanic said it looks like is blocked.
Thanks again. I did buy original.
I put in an original thermostat ,did not work. He installed a shorter one and drilled 2 holes on it. Now it gets hotter faster. The oil cooler line is also cold. The head gasket was the problem in the 1st. place. At idle speed it doesn't get hot. The oil is very clean and the engine runs very nice. The coolant was very clean.
This is a headache,I am down $3800 with no results.
All this was done at a shop. It had some warpage. The reason he took the engine down is because it was bringing coolant and oil to one spark plug. The engine never got hot. In your opinion, should I find another mechanic?
Just about 2 moths ago, It has been driven about 500 miles. He told me it looks like there was something blocking it. That is why he drilled 2 holes on the thermostat. Some coolant goes in, but when I replace it today with a new one I did not drill any holes. At home at idling speed was fine but as soon as Drove it t 45mpg it got very hot, I had to turn the heater on(like we need it in Florida)
Thank you very much for your help. Good night.