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TO35    Posted 09-10-2004 at 15:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I checked with tech-net. and my gm friend, there was an advisory for leaking heater cores on your year model caused by leaking head gaskets. Use the test I recommended and you should find your problem. Tom (my gm friend) said that when testing your coolant system do so for a min of 20 mins at med. idle and any gasket problems should show up(thats after a proper warm up and thermostat open-ie temp gage reading at 180 degrees min). There is another advisory about mixing different types of coolant , it causes more of a stopped up and low flow condition than leaking tho. I bet you'll find after testing you have leaking head gaskets. GM dex cool(orange in color) is the recommended coolant, mixture should be 50/50 or 55-45 for extreme cold conditions, that should bring your boiling point up to around 235-240 and freeze point to -25to-30. if you are using anything else or have had two different coolants you could also get a coolant gel condition also causing leaks. To be sure I'd recommend a fast flush with thermostat removed just to be sure . Another check recommend while doing this is to look at raditior fins for straighness and make sure there not stopped up. Recommended cleaning procedures is to use a soapy cleaner sprayed on and washed out with a water hose(note do not use compressed air or a pressure washer)
I hope these test help you, do the test first before you replace anything to be sure. If you have anymore problems post back and I'll be glad to help you.

*cb*
best wishes
TO35
ps a copy of this is sent to you via email


James(Ga)    Posted 09-10-2004 at 16:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

Many thanks TO until you are better paid. James(Ga)


~Lenore    Posted 09-10-2004 at 18:17:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
pssst...James, my calendar says tomorrow is a special day for someone in your life. I was just reminding you in case you forgot. I will have a note on the board tomorrow. Do something special for her.


James(Ga)    Posted 09-10-2004 at 19:04:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thanks Lenore, I will do someting special as she is a special girl. She must be to put up with me for 44 years.We have our great grandson here this weekend and hes six today. James


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