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Old 07-13-2004, 07:27 PM
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Overheating, no water flow.

Well I tried to start my 350 Chevy in my 82 cutlass for the first time today

It started fine except of course it was out of time and the carb needs to be adjusted. anyway it ran for about 5 minutes then water started to come out of the overflow on the radiator and it started to overheat. I shut it off and found that the big heater hose(the one that goes from the water pump to the heater core)didn't have any water in it but the small one(intake to heater core)did. I know the water pump is good so what does this mean? bad radiator perhaps?

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the engine prolly doesn't have enough coolant in it because the t-stat is holding it full of air i would prolly pull the t-stat and fill the engine up with coolant the start time and get the carb adjusted.
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Get a coolant burper and let all the air bleed out of the system. If possible (like was said), run the engine without** (meant to say this the first time dammit) a thermostat to begin with. Make sure your BIG top and bottom hoses going in and out of the rad are cool. Dont worry bout the heater core as of yet. Make sure your getting fluid through the engine.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:16 PM
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bunch of complicated solutions to a simple problem! Your problem is that you need to take off the upper hose and water neck and fill the motor with coolant through the neck. Leave the cap off your radiator while you're doing this. Fill it up, fill up the overflow, start it with the rado cap off, let it run for a couple of minutes until the water starts climbing, put the cap on.

You're done.

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t-stat

wow i worded that a little wrong always run a t-stat I just meant pull it to fill the engine then once thats done you can re install it. that way the hot water will be right there to open the t-stat at the pre determined temp.
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One easy solution is to start the engine without a thermostat and using 100% water. Break in the cam then once the engine is cooled off drain about half the water out to the level of the thermostat, install one and then fill the radiator with antifreeze which will give you about a 50/50 mix (which is what you want anyway). Does the same thing as the other suggestions except it keeps you from having air pockets in the block on initial start up so you don't immediately overheat, which is what happened to you.

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Install a puke bottle

Let the overflow run into the puke bottle and the system will burp itself and if it needs more or less fluid it will take and dump it as it needs. Did your temp gage ever show it was HOT? If not let it run and puke into the bottle till it settles down on its own.


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My temp gauge is broke

Any thanks for the help guys i tried filling the engine first and it ran good.

Still couldn't run it very long because it has no exhaust system just open headers and they were blowing right on the gas tank which caused the gas to boil so I had to shut it down

I'm having some exhaust put on today so it's all good.
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