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Old 08-02-2005, 01:46 PM
Jim H Jim H is offline
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Originally Posted by Paul Feirick
...The temp drops back to 80C when the car goes downhill. Temperature is a factor, but the car will get hot going up hill in cool weather without the A/C. My local mechanic--very good--says this high temperature is normal. I'm wondering if I need to flush. Everything else has been replaced or checked.
It sounds normal, especially since you have replaced the 'usual suspects' of thermostat and radiator.

I think you can trust your mechanic. Watch it for a while. A flush won't hurt, but it may not help, either...

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