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Old 06-06-2004, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Help!! Car Overheating after turbo install!

Hi,

I hope sombody can help,

I just reinstalled my turbo after porting and not the car overheats and the heat will come out of the vents only ambient air?

I filled it back up with coolant (lost about 1/2 gal after pulling turbo) but it didn't look like it took any?

There are no leaks to be seen?

Any help would be appreciated!!

Brian
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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did you mix water with the coolant? atleast 50/50?
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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burp your cooling system.... You must have an air bubble in it...
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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Bleed the system and check the thermostat.
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:13 PM   #5
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what the two people above said. probably have an air pocket in the system.
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:33 PM   #6
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Thanks all,

I think its the air bubble thing,

I'm letting it run and the fans came on and some bubbles are coming up in the fill tank.

Does this sound right?

Ill let you know what happens,

PS, Do I need to mix the coolant 50/50?

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Old 06-06-2004, 01:41 PM   #7
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yeah you def need to mix some coolant. even some people suggest a 60 water 40 coolant part mixure.
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:55 PM   #8
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Stupid question, but:

Are you filling the radiator or the coolant reservoir?

Filling the coolant reservoir just makes it worse!

Open the bleed valve on the left hand side and then fill the radiator through the radiator cap. Run the engine for several seconds rev it a bit and fill the radiator one more time (the engine sometimes holds air pockets).

Also make sure your coolant reservoir is closer to empty than full. Closer to empty will allow any future air bubbles to escape faster because there isn't as much pressure holding it back. A full reservoir puts too much pressure on the radiator and won't let those small air bubbles get out in time. I see a lot of people with too much reservoir coolant. Keep it low and check it weekly to keep it above the low mark.
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:52 PM   #9
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Righty, great post. I learned a little something. Thanks!

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Old 06-07-2004, 11:31 AM   #10
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Just the had the same problem after putting on my turbo.
Fun to watch the temp gauge shoot up to just below the H.

I was only 1/2 mile from home testing it out. Popped off the radiator cap, overflow cap, and coolant tank cap (in front of turbo) and when the thermostat kicked on it bubbled a bit and then I filled it up with 50/50 and some Redline wetter.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:04 PM   #11
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I got the system burped by filling the overflow tank and not the radiator?

Seemed to work fine, it may have been quicker by filling the radiator but it works now.

Thanks again,

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