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W.T.K. y11 radiator change

Postby ray019 » April 8th, 2013, 9:52 pm

so saturday night i was driving when i noticed the car started to loose power then the engine light came on, when i looked at the temp. gauge it was on H. upon checking the radiator had a huge crack. so today i bought a new radiator replaced the thermostat n used coolant instead of water in the radiator, but the car is still over heating any suggestion why this is occurring?

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Re: W.T.K. y11 radiator change

Postby black start » April 8th, 2013, 10:23 pm

head gasket damaged....

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Re: W.T.K. y11 radiator change

Postby Ted_v2 » April 8th, 2013, 11:28 pm

black start wrote:head gasket damaged....


Sounds about right. Try changing the head gasket. If it doesn't work you could either shave the head and block or replace with another

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Re: W.T.K. y11 radiator change

Postby ray019 » April 9th, 2013, 10:24 am

there's no oil mixing in the coolant in the radiator could it still be that the gasket is damaged or something else?

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Re: W.T.K. y11 radiator change

Postby black start » April 9th, 2013, 10:49 am

Oil and water don't have to mix to indicate head gasket damage. That is a misconception.
When the car is cold but idling, open the rad and see if water is being pushed out. This is another way to detect a damaged head gasket.

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