|04-22-2005 09:12 AM|
|1quiknova||really the only reason to drill 2 holes, NO BIGGER THAN 1/8" in the base of the stat is so you don't get an air poscket when filling the cooling system, it really has no affect from what i've seen on cooling|
|04-22-2005 09:07 AM|
Yea,we gotta pass a visual.And the check engine light can't be on.But thats it.
Other than that,they plug it in to the puter which tells Albany that another one just got screwed outta $21.
No sniffer or treadmill on 1995 and down.Now 96 and up ya do,but ya get a free tube of KY with every inspection.
|04-22-2005 01:27 AM|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Could be - heaters make great bypasses and they could very well have used it for that. If they did, your A/C evaporator must use other ductwork or you would be heating your cold air! Sounds like you solved your heat spike problem anyway. You are running @ 180F instead of the 195F so your gauge is responding accordingly. Only problem I could see is if you need to pass smog check, T-stat rating is a pollution control device (modern pollution controlled engines are supposed to run hot), otherwise 180F is fine.|
|04-21-2005 10:43 PM|
The dealer also told me to flush the heater core.Is that what they use as a bypass??
I know one heater hose comes outta that water box were the stat sits.
But it does have good heat though.
|04-21-2005 10:17 PM|
I have seen this problem on the 2.5 engine many times before,it is usually caused by a pluged heater core or head gasket problem. I would strart by back flushing the heater core and replacing the stat with one that has not been drilled.
|04-21-2005 09:58 PM|
I'm having windshield glass cut now and the panhardbar in the rearend straigtened and sleeved and also quarter window hinges machined.
I just started working again about 6wks ago so I'm still catching up befor I can go to town on the car.
|04-21-2005 07:29 PM|
Your better off running an aluminum head on the cool side than the hot side.
the new album out yet?
sup wit da volvo?
|04-21-2005 07:21 PM|
Well took it out after it cooled down.Its not heating up then popping down but It took like 6mi befor it came up to were it was gonna run at.And its not running very warm.
My gauge has Cold,then four lines then Hot.It runs between Cold and the first line.Allthough it starts off at about 1/8" befor Cold when ya start it up.
Is it OK to run an aluminum head a little on the cool side??
BTW it is cool today,like 40deg outside.
|04-21-2005 04:51 PM|
Well I changed to a 180 stat from a 195 and drilled smaller 3/16" holes in it.So far I took it out after I filled the system back up and it runs alittle cool prolly 150.Is that OK on an aluminum head??
In a few hours I will take it out after it has cooled completely and see what happens.I've got my fingers crossed.
|04-21-2005 04:48 PM|
|04-21-2005 02:20 PM|
|johnsongrass1||Shadow's are notorious for guages that read wrong. And tachs that fail. The pre printed circuit boards are to blame.|
|04-21-2005 12:36 PM|
|redlightning||I am not familiar with your engine.One thing I have seen on a few honda,s is the vanes on the water pump will be rusted to the point of there isn,t much left on them and the water will not circulate well.The test for this that I have found is,the car will overheat with the fans running setting still.Then when you bring the rpm,s up the temp will start to drop(starts to circulate better).Just something I have run across on rare occasion's.|
|04-21-2005 12:02 PM|
|04-21-2005 11:08 AM|
KULTULZ,its a 1994 Dodge Shadow.
Well I drilled two holes but I went a bit bigger than 1/8".
I took it for a drive and the temp gauige never came off cold.I let it run in the drive way and it started climbing and reached half on the gauge(1/4 is noramal).Then I took it back out and as soon as air went through the radiator the temp dropped to just above cold.
So I think w/ smaller holes(1/8" like recomended)I'll run at normal temp.Its just I have the overheating if I sit in traffic??
I called a dealer and they told me to flush the heater core??I think they just wanted me off the phone.
I saw online that your sposed to purge air outta the water box through a plug on the top of it.I guess this is the highest point in the system and also the stat sits in the front of it.Think there still could be an air bubble at the top of it??Seems unlikely.
|04-21-2005 10:59 AM|
|johnsongrass1||Holes aren't a fix, but a good crutch. And free|
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