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Old 05-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default over-heating problems

hello people, I have and OBS '99. Recently it started over heating. I changed the head gasket and made a head job on it. I stills over heat! now, it doesn't have a thermostast. does that have something to do? and the last time it happened, I saw some water arround the radiator can THAT be fixed or it needs a replacement? thanx a lot
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by alejo View Post
it doesn't have a thermostat.
Yup, the thermostat regulates flow going into your radiator, with it gone, your coolant doesn't have enough time inside your engine to take much heat with it. Car designers purposefully make water pump flow more than they need to and use the thermostat to regulate the flow.

Water around the radiator might only be that you overheated and boiled the coolant out of it.

Try putting in a thermostat and see how it goes.
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