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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Have you checked to make sure that the fans are working?
What do you mean by the rotation, it should not be an optional thing.
I am afraid that I have never heard of an optional rotation for the water pump, I'm sorry. I will say that you should be able to look at the fins on the water pump and determine which way they should spin to pump the water and make sure that it is correct.
How long does it take for the car to overheat when started cold?
Oh, wow, that is quite a while. Will it overheat just sitting at idle or does it have to be driven
Also, is the a/c running when it overheats?
That sounds like it may be a clogged radiator or a combustion leak. Have you checked for either of these yet?
A clogged radiator can be checked by measuring the temperature at the top inlet corner and the bottom outlet corner and comparing the two...if the top is much hotter than the bottom (more than 20 degree difference) then the radiator can be assumed to be clogged or restricted in some way. The combustion leak test is most effectively done with combustion leak test fluid. This fluid turns from blue to yellow in the presence of carbon dioxide which is only present in the cooling system in the event of a combustion leak. You should be able to rent this tester at a local parts store but if not it can be purchased for less than $30. I also want to ask about the bleed procedure you performed, how was it done?
Ok, it sounds like you did that correctly, I just wanted to make sure. Have you checked for coolant level since then?
Alright, then the next step will be to run the two test I just mentioned and see where we go from there.
Hi, this is Josh checking in on your progress. Have you checked for a clogged radiator or a combustion leak yet?
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