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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.

best wishes
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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