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Do 02's have any overheating problems in particular


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My new project car seems to run hot,temp gauge reads normal,but I touch the motor and I'm thinking HOTer than other motors.I don't have a thermometer to stick into the radiator,so I'm just curious if the 02's have an overheat problem.

My heater hose connections were leaking,so I by passed the heater core with some hose.The hose was kinked at the rear of the head where it went into the firewall,when I started the motor I got mega steam out the exhaust.I'm guessing that it was building up pressure in the water jacket when the hose was kinked,and blew water into the cylinders.I may need a head,anyone know where I might find a used or

rebuilt head.I'm just guessing it's cracked.

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there are exceptions, but in general they seem to be just like

any car. Engines are hot to the touch and you can not trust

you gage, unless you know before hand it is working ok, and

even then... You know you have an overheating problem

when coolant starts popping out of the radiator cap, among

other things. The only 02 that had an overheating problem, of

10 I owned, was due to a corroded head which had reduced

web thickness betweeen cylinders, thus not allowing the

gasket to completely seal, sending water in the combustion

chamber and creating a rolling fumigator (is that a word?)

Check on this board main menu for vendors for rebuild, also

the archives, there are guys that can do it too.

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It's not possible that your kinked hose would have caused your trouble. Think about normal situation when your heater valve is closed. In my racecar I've removed heater and blocked that hose totally. What could be possible is that when installing the hose you left some air in the system and it caused some local heat build up burning head gasket.

Tommy

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some bug spray in your radiator and you've got yourself your very own mosquito fogger! I wonder if it'll pass smog tests...

(Raid-iator?...hehe)

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