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Had to have my car towed tonight.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:54 am    Post subject:  Had to have my car towed tonight. Reply with quote

Well remember that super cool throttle body I installed. Well the two nipple things they gave me to bypass the coolant line running through the Throttle body. Well they broke in half, and say goodbye to the coolant. Driving down the road, LOW COOLANT LEVEL Light comes on...Hmmm...weird.. Then the temp gauge starts climbing, ok... it goes past normal operating temp, time to pull over... Stop turn the car off and the steam show begins. Sh*t. Pop the hood coolant spraying from under the Throttle body. Fu*k. Look under the Throttle body and sure enough, the little rubber nipples were pointing in opposite directions, plus they are split in half. God Dam* it. So a guy stops and I tell him what happened, I go to his shop and he gives me a piece of hose to bypass the 2 coolant nipples. Get back to the car, hose is too dam small. But we stretch it and make a temporary fix to try and get home. Fill the radiator and resevoir with water, thanks to the good samaritan. But it only takes about a gallon of water. So we get in start up the car and try and drive the 8 miles to home. about 3 miles later temp starts to rise, so we stop at gas station. Let it cool off, it sucked some coolant from the resovour, so we fill it again. Make it about 1 mile and temp goes up. Shi*t. So we pull into this gravel lot. and luckily my friend with me had Triple A. thank god. Call a tow truck, hour and a half later cars loaded, and Im on my way home. So.... I am going to get a piece of hose that FITS between the two nipples. and I think my thermostat is now stuck closed because car will not cool off. So New Upper radiator hose and a thermostat.. a few gallons of GD dexcool, and hopefully that fixes the problem. I am done with my rant. Any advice? I have heard thermostats are a pain to replace. Pointers on that??

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

if u have the 3.4 i heard it a PITA, but if u 3.8 you straight.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:02 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the only PITA on the 3400 is the crosover pipe is sorta in the way to remove the thermostat housing. If you can get a socket wrench that swivels thats do the job or even a wrench. All what your asking can be done in less than an hour though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the worsst part of the thermostat is getting the housing to screw back on.... (no room)..... make sure the thermostat u get is installed with the pinhole thing facing up... (u will know what im talking about when u get ur thermostat)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That suck for sure! Replacing the t-stat is a peice of stale fruit cake. I just removed the TB to try to change mine and it made it easier.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If only you got that eBay TB... Laughing

Have you tried contacting about the TB issue?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I would fill and properly bleed the cooling system before concluding the thermostat is stuck shut. 2 Cents
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I would fill and properly bleed the cooling system before concluding the thermostat is stuck shut. 2 Cents


What is the proper way to bleed the system??

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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WileE wrote:
I would fill and properly bleed the cooling system before concluding the thermostat is stuck shut. 2 Cents


What is the proper way to bleed the system??


There's a bleeder valve on the t-stat housing to get the air out. That's all I know. I never bleed the rad before.

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How much miles are on those seats? How much pounds of ass were applied to the seat during every trip? Lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

PushrodPower wrote:
impala2k wrote:
WileE wrote:
I would fill and properly bleed the cooling system before concluding the thermostat is stuck shut. 2 Cents


What is the proper way to bleed the system??


There's a bleeder valve on the t-stat housing to get the air out. That's all I know. I never bleed the rad before.


Maybe fill the radiator, and the resovoir, start the car and hold the bleeder valve open? Maybe?

edit: since there is hardly any dexcool left in the system would I be safe to do a flush and switch to green coolant?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Their is a bleeder valve on top of the coolant bypass tube fill the RADIATOR open the valve with the engine on. Fill the rad. as the level drops. When the coolant comes out of the valve steady close the valve. Not sure if its relavant but i had the heat set to max heat when i blead mine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

WileE wrote:
Their is a bleeder valve on top of the coolant bypass tube fill the RADIATOR open the valve with the engine on. Fill the rad. as the level drops. When the coolant comes out of the valve steady close the valve. Not sure if its relavant but i had the heat set to max heat when i blead mine.


Oh yeah, that must be where I saw the valve at. That bypass has been leaking on mine ever since I took it to a shop to have the HGs changed. It bleeds itself. Laughing

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How much miles are on those seats? How much pounds of ass were applied to the seat during every trip? Lol

wedebrook wrote:
This thread is about *this* far from being about me, all oiled up, eating chili mac in a walmart bathroom.

nightryder wrote:
My c**k broke.
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