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Old 08-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #481
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Oh yeah I forgot my ******* radiator seems to be cracked too.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:30 PM   #483
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I was like, wtf you've been sitting here doing nothing

I always wanted a aluminum core radiator anyway

Phil, you have the CXracing, right?
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:33 PM   #484
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Gospeed rad, same thing I guess.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:46 PM   #485
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+1 for gospeed, so far so good.
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I have the Cxracing rad. Ive had two with no problems
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:18 AM   #487
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I need help figuring out what I did to my engine last. If you dont know by now, here is the short version:

Took the car out, the alternator belt snapped, when I got home temps were 240* (MS) and there's a smudge of oil/grease in the front of the engine.

So, WTF? where could the oil be coming from? all I could think of is that Im leaking from the cam seal; I have a minor water leak just above the alternator belt, which 1. cause it to break and 2. all that splattered oil/water all over the front of the engine.

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Did you replace the cam seals when the engine was put together?
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No.
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I'd start by doing that but I got nothin about the water leak man
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I reused the hose in the front that connects the neck sticking out of the head to the IM. I noticed yesterday that I didn't secure it enough. I'll get a new hose, and make sure is secured. That is the only source of water around that area. Also there are no visible leaks of oil or water anywhere else in the in the engine area.

Other than, how bad is 240* temp? note that it was stationary for the few minutes it took me to talk my way out of a ticket.

I think I also need a restrictor for the turbo.
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I reused the hose in the front that connects the neck sticking out of the head to the IM. I noticed yesterday that I didn't secure it enough. I'll get a new hose, and make sure is secured. That is the only source of water around that area. Also there are no visible leaks of oil or water anywhere else in the in the engine area.

Other than, how bad is 240* temp? note that it was stationary for the few minutes it took me to talk my way out of a ticket.

I think I also need a restrictor for the turbo.
You did have the car off while talking with the officer correct?
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I couldn't. If I had turned it off, I wouldnt have been able to turn it back on.
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Do you know if your fans work? How old is the thermostat in your car? What was the needle at on the gauge in your cluster?
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I agree with shuiend about the fans
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Fans work. No t-stat. Needle was always in the middle.
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Fans work. No t-stat. Needle was always in the middle.
When the fans come on did the temperature drop any? If the needle was in the middle still and did not go past 12o'clock I think you will be fine. What radiator are you running? Did you bleed the system properly? IE have the front jacked up as high a s you can with the cap off?
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When the fans come on did the temperature drop any? If the needle was in the middle still and did not go past 12o'clock I think you will be fine. What radiator are you running? Did you bleed the system properly? IE have the front jacked up as high a s you can with the cap off?
Yes temperature dropped to less than 180*. The needle never moved from the middle, it was actually a bit below. Stock radiator. I didn't know about jacking the car up
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Yes temperature dropped to less than 180*. The needle never moved from the middle, it was actually a bit below. Stock radiator. I didn't know about jacking the car up
What temperature are your fans set to turn on at? Did it get up to 240 while driving or while sitting?

Basically the jacking up the front gets rid of air bubbles that get stuck in the back of the engine.
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Fans are set to 180*. The belt snapped as right before the cop pulled me over. I talked for about 2-3 minutes or so. then I drove the car about 100 meters to my house. At that moment the temps read 240*
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