- Oct 30, 2011
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- Free America
Checked my coolant level, it was alittle bit low and alot of air escaped when I released pressure from my cooling system. Topped it off and checked my oil. I didn't have coolant or oil mixing. So I babied the car home (keep in mind I daily drive my fury 180 miles every day) I noticed my temps would drop when going down hill and would randomly spike and then go back to normal. So anyways long story short I replaced the thermostat and the car was fine for a few weeks. Tonight on my drive home the car did the same thing again. I live in northern nevada its winter right now, we have snow, we are lucky to get above 40 degrees Fahrenheit right now. I've been driving this car daily for over a year now and never had an issue with it even in the hot nevada summer. So why am I having cooling issues now when its colder than hell. I havent changed much recently besides the belts and an alternator and changed the oil. Idk what my issue is, another thermostat? Should I run no thermostat? The first time I had this issue I put in a 160 degree fail safe thermostat and it did fine until tonight. I'm so bummed right now
I replaced the temp sensor and checked my wiring for any damage. Didn't find any but I know something is still wrong because my gauge has always read extremely low since i got the car. I drive 90 miles to work every morning this is my temp after about 60 miles of my commute, it's not actually low. Something is wrong with the gauge or wiring, but it does respond to temp change. I changed my radiator cap last night just because I had one and topped off my coolant. Didn't have any spikes this morning.
Everybody stop! From the west end of the state, howyadoin? In all your talk, nowhere have I read anything about you ever flushing the cooling system. Do you know when it was last done? Judging by wanting to bypass the heater talk and adding fluid a few times and just changing a few parts makes me wonder just how corroded and trashed your cooling system really is? You need to let the board know where the condition of your radiator as well, that way we can better diagnose your problem.
Why am I the first one to ask about the condition of the cooling system and it's last servicing after 20 posts?? Good Luck