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Old 12-29-2011, 10:34 PM
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i cant stop my 59 el camino from overheating so far i installed a new pump,hoses,thermostat and a new aluminum radiator. and sill it overheats i did notice that the lower hose collapsed i installed a coil in it so thats ok now but she still runs hot. HELP

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Engine over heating procedures

There are a few things you can try.

1. On a cold engine, take the radiator cap off, start the engine, and shine a flashlight down in the radiator. Check to see if you have any bubbles in the water. Will probably take 3 to 6 minutes to show up. If you have bubbles, you either have a cracked block or heads, but most likely a blown head gasket.

2. When the engine reaches operating temperature put your hand around the upper radiator hose. You should feel water circulating thru the hose if the thermostat has opened. If not you have a bad thermostat even if its new.

3. Check to see if the pulleys are the original stock size. If they have been changed out to a different size, that can cause over heating.

4. Check the timing to be sure that is set correctly.
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Overheats at idle or at highway speed?

Are you running a fan shroud?
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i say its the thermostat. Reason being is the lower hose collapsed. But i wouldnt take a chance, the bubble idea should be checked.
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i got this fan and clutch at a local swapmeet and was told that it may be a reverse rotation ? how can i tell?
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i got this fan and clutch at a local swapmeet and was told that it may be a reverse rotation ? how can i tell?
Hold the fan with both hands, left hand holding a blade tip on the left and right hand holding a blade tip on the right, just like you were going to affix the fan to the water pump. The convex side of the blades should be toward you. Keeping the fan in the same position, bend over and stand the fan up on the floor. Look straight down on the blade tip that is closest to your face.
If you consider straight ahead of you to be North, to your right to be East, to your left to be West and toward your body to be South, note which way the blades are oriented. If the blade you're looking at runs Northwest/Southeast, then that fan is meant to be used on a conventional Vee-belt setup, spinning clockwise as you view the fan from the crank snout end of the motor. If the blade you're viewing runs Southwest/Northeast, then it is designed to be used on a serpentine system, where the fan runs counter-clockwise.

Sorry for the convoluted explanation. I hope you can make sense of it. Also note, by the way, that the fan will move air the same way no matter if it is installed frontward or backward (Convex surface of the blades toward you or concave surface of the blades toward you. It will work at max efficiency though, with the convex side of the blades to the front of the motor.
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yuuuup I had a reverse rotation fan and clutch it runs alot cooler now but still gets a bit hot after a freeway run other wise i think im in business
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