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1999 lincoln town car,after driving 500 miles b4 replacing

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1999 lincoln town car,after driving 500 miles b4 replacing leaking intake by adding water, replaced with new intake alum aftermarket let it burp as always still heated up removed thermostat still had heat problems, suddenly solved the problem just returned from 350 mile trip next morn started heating again, have not checked sensor, but did replace the radiator we own a junk yard. live in Melbourne, FLCustomer cell(###) ###-####
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you today.


They are sometimes bad about the radiators clogging up and causing an overheating. That may have been the original problem that caused an overheating on it.


However, with any engine that runs hot, overheats or has been overheated it is best to check the integrity of the engine, (head gaskets and heads, etc.)


The first thing that you want to do is check the cooling system for any exhaust gases. Make sure that it’s full first. There is a tester for that, that you can get from Autozone for about $20. They will normally lend you the tester and you just buy the fluid for about $8. It comes with instructions, but there is a blue fluid that is used in it, if the fluid turns yellow, that is exhaust gases.


Block tester available is:

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*****You will want to check it at different RPM’s and at different temperatures***



If there are any exhaust gases in the cooling system, that will cause more pressure than desired and will allow the engine to burn coolant and/or heat the coolant up too high. Most times not filling the crankcase with coolant either and not smoke out the exhaust.

If there are, then there would be an internal engine problem, like a head gasket or head.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Runs hot with thermostat out? Head gasket. I think that is an answer to the 'question'. Not much more can be said over the phone.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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