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mr.mindless

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #675 on: May 02, 2018, 08:36:25 AM »
Would be nice if timing worked out to start with the rover. Leaving tomorrow for the Wild West.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #676 on: October 27, 2018, 12:27:12 AM »
4 years on a water pump seems less than expected. Needs one again.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #677 on: October 27, 2018, 06:34:11 AM »
I’ll have one waiting for you if needed
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #678 on: November 22, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
Upper radiator hose leaking at water neck.

Why does my fleet all have so many cooling system problems at once??
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #679 on: June 30, 2019, 11:11:23 PM »
Had a weird air bubble in the cooling system today. No issues on a trip fri-sat, it got hot (235-240) after a trip across town-shutdown-restart.  cooled back to 190-200 per usual as soon as the fan ramped up. Pushed a ton of coolant into the overflow. Did a combustion gas test and it was clean. Water came out the neck as soon as the thermostat opened. I capped it and it drew a couple quarts back from overflow as it cooled. It’s never ever done anything like that. Very strange hiccough.

Threw AC gauges on it since they were out and pressure differential is high, so it’s got some extra restriction somewhere. It was all 100% new parts 4ish years ago. Annoying. It was only keeping up when on recirc at 95F. And either it doesn’t have a high pressure limit switch or that switch is bad, since with whatever cooling fan issue the truck has it’ll blow out the relief if I run ac while sitting still when it’s hot. Truck got a new fan clutch 2-3yr ago as first effort to repair this, which means it’s either wiring or ECU. Will redouble my research efforts to hot wire the stupid viscous fan heater.

Sarah’s Malibu held vacuum, so I charged it. Was flat empty. See how long that lasts. Got very close to in-spec pressures, at least something on that car (and something today) cooperated.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #680 on: July 01, 2019, 10:57:06 AM »
FSM in PDF ebayed for £5.79
seems too good to be true but I guess the EU has protections making repair information public domain, so...
I'll find out shortly.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #681 on: July 01, 2019, 11:07:48 AM »
Merica!

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #682 on: August 16, 2019, 12:40:31 PM »
Think I’m going to put a thermostat in. I think it’s sticking closed at initial warmup. That temp spike causes coolant to be pushed out and it doesn’t draw it back in for some reason. Was running hot towing to Attica today and was then all better when I dumped in a gallon or so from the truck plus got it to draw in from the overflow.

I swapped radiator cap when this started so it has a lev-r-vent on it. So much better when there’s an issue!!
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High Miler
« Reply #683 on: August 17, 2019, 11:58:07 PM »
Zero issues or irregularities since topping off coolant.
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