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the bottom one is ice cold, the top one is slightly warmer,
other hoses are significantly warmer, and engine temp is fine, car has 134000 on it
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okay, back flush was possible and now clean water comes out both directions, but heat is not forth coming. when the hoses were pulled for the flush, little water came out, so where is the clog most likely now?
in the engine itself maybe? seems strange that, that might be the case or a water pump issue if the temp stays okay, right?
just drove a few miles and now engine runs hot, did I knock something loose?
air was the issue, at least AN issue. after letting it circulate out for about 5 minutes with the cap off, the next 5 mile test yielded decent heat and no overheating engine, but after lunch on the way back it overheated again, how long do I have to circulate it to get all the air out? this car has never had an overheating problem before
how would i know if repeating is necessary without the overheating drive again like i just had?
okay, this is getting harder and harder. the last time I just topped it off, and started it, the resivoir overflow started dumping water at an alarming rate, where is this coming from and what, other than more air from who know where, is replacing all the water that it just dumped?
heat problem was first concern, thought thermostat was most likely concern, changed that, still no heat.
2nd assummed heater core was next likely, and ended up flushing it, still likely not completely clean, but now have heat -- as long as we have water.
5 mile test out worked no overheating and had plenty of heat, but after a 30 min lunch, 2 miles back we started overheating, this is the first time this happened in this cars history, and at this time, no heat.
tried a couple times burping out the air and it drives fine for short distances and has heat until it overheats, then we stopped to check how high the water was and it took quite a bit this time. when restarted the car, instantly water was gushing from the resevoir overflow tube and when the engine cooled back down, it was very low on water again
okay whatever else is/ was wrong, the radiator does havee an obvious crack in the tank now, thank you for your help
but with a head gasket issue, wouldnt there be either oil in the water or vice versa? it has never overheated either until I started messin with the thermostat and heater core today