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Old 11-20-2002, 10:12 AM
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i got a 350 in my nova and well when i go to collage where im going is HOT and i was wondering what kind of radiator would keep it cool and what else would be good to keep it cool

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It will probably be fine, but you can look into adding a electric fan to it. check out Jegs or Summit racing for one.


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yea someone told me to just get the summit racing radiator out of summit obviously and than another person told me that if i get that then my car will over heat b/c its supposedly a drag radiator...and yea so i think that would be good to get and also an electric fan..but isnt there more cause where im going to school is like 105degree weather Fresno St. armpit of CA but yea ne other tips on keepin it cool cause ill be driving it regulary
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If it's not over heating now, why not drive it the way it is. It might do just fine. just make sure your anifreeze and water are at 50/50.

But if your determnind to spend money. go with a elec fan and make sure you have a shourd.
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well its not overheating now well i cant even drive it right now cause im ripping out the floor and ***** cuase of rust....gatta love the rust.....but yea during the summer the car would over heat even at night like around midnight and i live near the coast so i find that very odd but yea it seems to be elec fan is in order and might as well spend money to make it better thats why i got the car i guess
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How hot is hot? Are you boiling over or what?
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Electric fan will not cure a plugged raditor!!! Frist thing i would do is get that puppy cleaned. Start simple and go on from there. Clean and psi test the raditor, psi test the raditor cap, check proper working of the thermostat. Make sure it is the right thermostat for your car.Find out if your raditor hose is collaping, when hot!!! Even check that your timing is correct. Go simple and make sure of your basic`s frist . Then spend the dollars, if you need to.
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i believe it was getting over like 220 and so i would need to stop and let it cool for like 15 mins and then i would just go get my truck and let it cool......yea should clean it out and see if everything is in working order that way i dont waste my money cause will that would just suck
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Most of the time a electric fan will not cure the problem. If you use an eklectric fan with the original it should be ok, but if you have a radiator problem get it cleaned. Make sure you have a shroud, these usually will save alot of time and aggrivation
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