sprinter10 Posted December 12, 2010 Author Report Share Posted December 12, 2010 If going up a hill is a dead giveaway for a head gasket and not only that it might have a slow cooling system that is not up to par then I know of 2 other cars that have a headgasket issue that was fixxed by a rigged wiretie on a ctutch fan. Is it possible that an engine overheats when it is strained, has to rev more rpm and has more of a load on it, Therefor will run harder/hotter. If engine is running hotter and coling system is slow and therefor the engine overheats? I race dirt cars and know that if I run the car normally on a slick track where you are not loading the engine much and just spinning the tires it can run at 195 for an entire 25 lap race and other days on a tacky track it lugs the car down (Like a hill would) and the engine will run 225+ in a 10 lap heat race. I saw this and put a better radiator fan on it along with a coolant aditive mocool that lowered my temp 20 degrees. I know theres others like 40 below and water wetter that claim to lowwer engine tems even more. When I did the thermostat I notice a lot of thiick gew inside the system that was like puddy coating the inside of the housing could stuff like this be clogging up the heater core and be the reason for the on and off reason for the car overheating sometimes and other times not? On the same hill, at the same temp, on the same day? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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