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Unread 10-23-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
eeeep10
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Excessive coolant pressure????

I seem to be running a really high coolant pressure in my 94???? Any ideas what this might be? Or what I need to check

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Unread 10-23-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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what temp do you normaly run at? what do you mean by high pressure? the pressure is controlled by the radiator cap. with a stock cap the system will be at about 13-15 psi (it should be stamped into the top of the rad cap)
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Unread 10-23-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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It's running around 190 to 200 usually. It started leaking out the bottom of the radiator and started to weap out of the cap and top hose
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Unread 10-23-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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if all that happened while running at 190-210 id spend the $4 and grab a new rad cap of correct pressure (have your parts guy look it up) its the ceap easy place to start...
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Unread 10-23-2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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When you replace the cap make sure to clean out any debri where the cap seals off. If there is grit in there it could cause the cap not to releive pressure like it should. If this doesnt fix it then try flushing the system.....even though if you temp gauge is correct it should not need. Hopfully you dont have a blown head gasket. Has it overheated recently?
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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Remove radiator cap when cool start your engine let it warmup and look for air bubbles in the radiator. If found, you have a head gasket leaking.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:38 AM   #7
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Ended up finding a small pin hole in the radiator, patched it up for now as a quick fix til i can replace it next weekend. After replacing it and driving it last night there was a pretty high pitch whistling sound. I'm not sure if it was the belt whistling bc it had gotten wet but I'll check it today
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:02 PM   #8
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Ended up finding a small pin hole in the radiator, patched it up for now as a quick fix til i can replace it next weekend. After replacing it and driving it last night there was a pretty high pitch whistling sound. I'm not sure if it was the belt whistling bc it had gotten wet but I'll check it today
Why would a pin hole in the radiator cause high pressure in the radiator? The pin hole may have been caused by high pressure.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 11:51 PM   #9
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If your going to replace your radiator, I'll pay the shipping if you'll send me the one with the pin hole.
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