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Old 01-03-2010, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default Engine Overheating after uppipe install *HELP*

Three days ago i had my up pipe professionally installed by ICS Performance in Stamford CT. Ever since the up pipe has been installed my car has begun overheating on a daily basis. It goes up spiratically and randomly and it doesnt seem to be triggered by anything imperticular. Im wondering if anyone can advise me on what the problem could be. Perhaps a sensor? Thanks to any one who can help.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:25 AM   #2
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Im not going to be any help since i dont know what could be causing that problem, but i feel for you. I recently installed a new turbo and up-pipe and have been experiencing overheating problems as well.

Hope someone can help you on here and get things resolved! GL!
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:36 AM   #3
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Take it back to the shop..Although I cant think of any reason a uppipe install would cause overheating. Have you changed your t stat recently?
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:27 AM   #4
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Im not sure what a t stat is. But the only things i can think of are coolant and a faulty sensor. I havent checked my coolant yet so ill check it tomorrow. I hope its an easy fix.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:15 AM   #5
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t stat=thermostat
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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Maybe they pulled the turbo to do the up-pipe and either forgot to put coolant in or didn't burp it good when they did put the coolant in.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Isn't ironic that you had it "professionally installed" and your car is now malfunctioning. Hundreds of DIY NASIOCers install their own uppipes every week, and most result in only positive effects. Just because they are a shop, doesn't guarantee they do things better.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:54 AM   #8
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Isn't ironic that you had it "professionally installed" and your car is now malfunctioning. Hundreds of DIY NASIOCers install their own uppipes every week, and most result in only positive effects. Just because they are a shop, doesn't guarantee they do things better.
I never said that since i brought it to the shop i expected it to be a "better" install. Usually when you go to a shop you expect a professional level of installation. Though, thats clearly not the case, thats what i would expect. They ripped me a new one on labor too. This shop is pathetic imo.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:09 PM   #9
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bump need as much advice as possible. thanks
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:10 PM   #10
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As posted above, they pulled the turbo and didn't properly burb the coolant system.

Check to make sure the coolant fill tank(in front of the turbo) is full. If it is start the car, let it warm up. After it's up to normal temps, squeeze the upper radiator hose repetedly. After a couple of dozen pumps turn the car off, check the fill tank(fill if needed)

start the car back up and squeeze some more, turn it off and top it off again. Keep doing this till the coolant fluid tank no longer needs to be topped off
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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need to burp coolant system..
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #12
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Thank you guys ill definetely try this after work and get back to you on if it was effective or not.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #13
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Im not sure what a t stat is. But the only things i can think of are coolant and a faulty sensor. I havent checked my coolant yet so ill check it tomorrow. I hope its an easy fix.
Checking the coolant is the first thing you should do. If they broke the coolant lines to the turbo they may have introduced air into the system.

I understand that everyone doesn't know a lot about cars but the minimum you can do is at least pop the hood and check the basics before posting online asking for help. Without anything to go on its hard to diagnose over the internet. It could be something easy like a pinhole leak in a coolant line or low coolant from the install.

Pop the hood and tell us what you find.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:21 PM   #14
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There was 0 coolant. I would assume this is the problem. I may burp the coolant lines as well. Im sorry for posting this, but at the time it was night and 0 degrees out and i came to the only people i know can help for advice. Hopefully this will solve my problems. I also found nuts that were never put back on my car. This shop needs to go, absolutely rediculous.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:38 PM   #15
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0 coolant in the overflow? right side of rad.

or 0 coolant in the resevoir next to intake manifold?
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I opened the resevoir, right side of rad and saw little to no coolant. id say maybe 1/18th of the tank had coolant in it. So relatively empty.
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Take it back to shop man...Iits possible it caused damage
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my friend and i established that its probably the thermostat sticking. i loaded it up with coolant so ill update everyone if it continues.
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Did you put coolant in just the overflow tank or in the tank next to the turbo....?

It sounds like you just checked the overflow tank.
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yeah i only checked the overflow tank. ill check the one next to the turbo later today, thanks.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:27 AM   #21
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yeah i only checked the overflow tank. ill check the one next to the turbo later today, thanks.
That one on top is the critical one to watch when repeatedly topping the level off with each burping cycle. I just squeeze the upper radiator hose and add coolant as needed. You want the top tank to be full and stay full. Run the engine, let it cool down the next day and see if it is still full. It probably goes without saying that the overflow container next to the radiator should be at the COLD line when you do this check. It could be at the HOT line after running the engine hard, and that's OK.

The "mechanic" should have told you this because it's the nature of this setup to need burping.

I never had a problem with overheating, and it's still the original thermostat.
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