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  1. Head gasket woes?

    Hotrodding Basics
    Curious if the following are symptoms of a bad head gasket, couldn't find anything that's an exact match so I figured I'd ask here. Small block 350 in a 78 C15 pickup is losing some coolant, albeit slowly, and I know where a lot, if not all of it is going. When I turn the heater on I smell...
  2. 2004 vortec 5.3 water temp problems

    Engine
    I got a 2004 z71 with the 5.3 vortec and whenever the outside temp is over about 70 my engine wants to jump around in temp. It usually runs just below 210 I'd guess about 195 or 200 but when it's 70 plus outside it will run up to about 220 which is pushin the safe zone and I'm not racin around...
  3. why is this car overheating

    Hotrodding Basics
    a buddy of mines has a 89 camaro with a rebuilt sbc motor out if a 94 chevy truck. i dont know the specs on the motor but he can not run it with a thermostat because it will not open and he has tried 6 or 7. without a t-stat in it it still runs really worm the motor has the original serpentine...
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