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Old 03-17-2003, 12:17 PM
JAlex JAlex is offline
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300E Overheating What can it be??

Hi Board i'm sure somebody here knows exactly my delimma. She is overheating, it just started for no reason yesterday. I immediatly shut off my A/C opened all my windows and turned on my heater (per emergency checklist) and looked for a safe place to land. Initial inspecion the engine had water although it was slightly low (added water and cooled radiator), belt ok. Restarted car to no avail. Let her sit till she cooled and drove her away. Heres the confusing part........everything seemed ok so i went to take her home and she starts climbing again noting no heat coming out of the heater vents, then this burbling sound and she starts cooling down and the heater inside starts blowing warm air. So thats the pattern for 20 miles home engine heating up with cold air from the heater vents then when she get to about 120C a burbling sound and warm air from the vents and she cools down to 90C. I figure this is thermostat. New thermostat and it still overheats. Is there another component such as a heater diverter that could cause this same symptom or could the blade on the water pump possibly be spinning on the shaft intermittently. New facts, fans work fine and no oil in the water,
no water in oil and water pump changed 80k ago.
New info.. First the thermostat was replaced to fix the problem so its highly unlikely that that is the problem. Yes the cap is suspect and will be replaced next, however the intermittant thing just dosen't seem so simple (I hope so and will replace the cap). Next I assume the consensus is that the heater valve is ruled out as a culprit so Finally what and where is the monovalve and can it cause these sorts of symptoms??
Thanks again in advance

Your help is greatly appreciated, thanks
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