Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:03 pm Post subject: Still heating up
Replaced the LIM about 1k miles ago now I'm sitting in my car hoping it will make it home cause the red low coolant light came on. I'm experiencing all the lim gasket failure symptoms. Hopefully I make it home. Later I will check the rad. for the good stuff. Mmmmm...I haven't had a shake in miles.
I had the same issue before AND after my LIM gasket fix. Always ran hot. Troubleshot every possibility and no fix, car just wanted to run hot. Changed LIM & UIM gaskets properly, bled air, checked coolant religiously, flushed system twice, changed heater core, checked all hoses, checked fan operation...nothing fixed it.
I just changed it to a 180* T-stat and dealt with it. Maybe it was a computer issue.
Have you checked to make sure your fans are turning on?
Edit: my bad I thought I read that it was running hot. Yeah sounds like you have a leak somewhere, if you don't see coolant anywhere, it's internal.
Well, I don't see any leaks but the car does smell like coolant. Perhaps it is burning it to fast for some reason. There is mud in the rad but not as much as there was before. It also doesn't look like there's much coolant in there either.
I'm guessing the cooling system was thoroughly flushed after the LIM gasket change...What does a pressure test show?... ...Ben
I hope the Job was done properly. I paid some guy to do it so I hope he did it right. I just hope it isn't serious. I could take it to get it flushed and bled properly but if something is wrong it's just gonna get muddy again.
Did you check and see how the antifreeze looked after the job was done?
Your friend may have just done the job but didn't bother to flush the gunk out of the cooling system.
I would recommend you at least flush the system and get it right then keep an eye on it and the fluids till you feel you can confirm or dissprove whether you still have the original problem.
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