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Old 04-07-2001, 06:33 PM
chowpit chowpit is offline
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Hey Stephen,
How much coolant is your car using? There is a possibility that the previous owner overheated the engine and caused major damage, but let's not focus on that yet.
First I would check the cooing system to ensure that there is no air trapped in the system. Do this by removing the temp sensor on top of the t-stat housing, cold eng, res cap removed. If no air is trapped in the system coolant will be immediately present.
Next I would test the t-stat. It may be partially stuck closed.
Scott Diener
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92 Volvo 740 Wagon aka "Mutt mover"
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