- May 11, 2021
Hi. I put a new radiator in my 1978 lemans along w a 160° therm and new upper and lower hoses. Filled up radiator and let car warm up. Temp goes to 180° and hoses feel empty. Please help.
Ok cool. Thanks. I did take a mani plug out and it is filled w antifreeze..i squeeze the upper hose and see bottom hose move and fluid in radiator swash.While waiting for other more qualified people to opine i would recommend "burping the system" . It will help get air out if that's the problem and wont hurt anything so its worth a try. Found this link to get you in the ballpark.
The coolant system on any vehicle, even when the vehicle's radiator appears to be full, may not adequately cool the vehicle's engine.www.doityourself.com
Oh...when temp goes up it starts to overflow out rad lid. Lid is off.Chevy 350. I top it off. It was running for maybe 8-10 min. I did remove heater/a
Ok cool. Thanks. I did take a mani plug out and it is filled w antifreeze..i squeeze the upper hose and see bottom hose move and fluid in radiator swash.
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