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Old 01-05-2010, 06:08 PM   #21
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You either need some coolant or water wetter to lubricate the pump and stop corrosion.
+1, or both
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #22
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For common ethylene glycol (Prestone, Peak, etc):

30% antifreeze will freeze at 4F
40%................................ -12F
50%................................ -34F
Yeah. The low that night dipped to upper single digits, so if I did indeed have 20%-30%, I was right at the limit. I should be good to go to at least -20, and if it gets that cold in Alabama, I'm hiding in my house and waiting for the end of the world. It did fine today... except for the ******* flat tire! I've had a pinhole leak for a week or two now, and it was so cold today I didn't do my usual check and top off of the air, so I drove it flat and possibly cut the sidewall. That will be tire replacement #4 in the last 3 years from sidewall damage. I blame terrible roads, and this time the cold.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #23
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Where this global warming I hear so much about?
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:06 PM   #24
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Drove it. Looks to be running fine but the radiator seems to have cracked too, seeping slowly. So whats the deal on NB radiators now? Off to search....
I'm pretty sure that I have a spare NB rad. You can have it for the price of shipping. Let me know if you need anything else. I have what's left of the 99 car after I parted it for the V8 swap.
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Where this global warming I hear so much about?
Didn't you get the memo? You should now fear global cooling.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:23 PM   #26
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Wow i didnt know it could get frozen. That sucks!
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:44 AM   #27
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When I picked up my car from Stace in Tampa we had this exact discussion and I told him to drain the window washer and have a 50% mix of AF for my drive home. Good thing too because it was about -10 the week after I got home.

Hope everything turns out for you! That is BAD stuff.
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Where this global warming I hear so much about?


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Old 01-19-2010, 03:18 AM   #29
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I own this shirt. It's tucked away safely in the "clothing I can never wear in public" drawer.

Sucks to be you guys, too. If it drops below 45 I start complaining about the cold. It was 75 degrees in LA last weekend.
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I own this shirt. It's tucked away safely in the "clothing I can never wear in public" drawer.

Sucks to be you guys, too. If it drops below 45 I start complaining about the cold. It was 75 degrees in LA last weekend.
It's warm here today, they're actually having us show up to our 0900 formation in just ACU's with no jacket or anything it's so warm in fact. It's a whopping 31 degrees out. I was dieing at PT this morning it was so warm, I've gotten used to the 6 degrees bullshit.

Oh and stop being a vagina and where what the **** you want in public, mmkay?
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sigh

why do people thing the local temperature has to be hot for the planet's average temperature to be rising?

that'd be like seeing an ice cube on your kitchen floor and turning up the heat cuz it's cold inside.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:31 AM   #32
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Update, replaced radiator and all seems good. Glad the motor is ok.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:36 AM   #33
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I own this shirt. It's tucked away safely in the "clothing I can never wear in public" drawer.

Sucks to be you guys, too. If it drops below 45 I start complaining about the cold. It was 75 degrees in LA last weekend.
Haha, I've been wanting to buy that shirt just haven't had a chance yet. I'd wear it in public... Afterall, I still wear my "**** Kerry" shirt.

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sigh

why do people thing the local temperature has to be hot for the planet's average temperature to be rising?
Oh I think Local temperatures are slightly irrelevant where I live. However I have lived here for 26 years now and its been a LONG time since we've had snow on the ground for 30 days straight, and below 0*F temps for consecutive days. The last ten years here it hasn't snowed and stuck around for more than 4 or 5 days. However the record low temps in states like Texas and Florida.... How bout that snow last month in Houston Texas? This plant has been here for millions of years now and I'm not for a second going to believe ANYONE that thinks they know whats going on with the Earth. On top of that for someone to think that MAN has the ability to affect the climate to the effect their scare tactics insinuate doing nothing more than what we can to better our life is quite ignorant I think.

Say what you want, Call me what you will, think what you think. There is one great thing about this country I'll continue to exercise every minute of my life. That is the freedom to think how I want and to say what I want.



OP: You got pretty lucky man! Freezing coolant can damage a LOT of things under the hood... Ask me how I know! Glad to hear everything is okay!
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:02 PM   #36
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Not so good update

Its been a few months and I have daily driven the car and its never been "right". I was always chasing a coolant leak, once the t-stat housing, once the heater lines. But motor been running over all well.

Until yesterday its been cool around here. Yesterday I was on the way home and car was acting funny. I open the hood when I got home and noticed the coolant tank bubbling??? Was not hot on the gauge. I replaced the rad cap and same issue. Than came the smoke out the tailpipe and it running rough. I pulled plugs and #4 was wet. So I put 1,2,3 back in and started it and moved it 25 feet into driveway stopped motor and lifted car to drain coolant and it was ALREADY UNDER PRESSURE.

Pulled the head and I don't see a major HG failure like I would have liked to. Here what it looks like, what do you think.

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I'd start looking for cracks in cylinders in the water jacket area. The head could also be cracked. Only way to know may be a magnaflux check.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:07 AM   #38
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Or a pressure test on the head. Looks like an obvious failure between 1&2 and 3&4, or was that damage from removing the head gasket? Sounds like you were boosting into your coolant, so something was fubared.
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It almost sounds like the head could've warped. Its pretty obvious number 4 is getting a great deal of water from the clean valves.

My car did the same thing after freezing and overheating, only it was blowing massive amounts of oil out the muffler. Cylinder head ended up having 4 cracks in it somewhere the shop found but were able to repair it.

I have a terrible habit of changing my mind every 2 days about a build and did something really stupid. Instead of getting a 99 head (which I really didn't know a lot about then) I spent 400 to have mine rebuilt and repaired then pulled the motor apart when it was in a pretty legit condition.

Good luck, man. Hopefully its an easy fix and doesn't require pulling the motor apart.
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