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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 14, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is this overheating common?

Hey folks,

Is this common or normal? If no, what can cause this?

The dash comes up saying temp nearly 200 degrees (Fahrenheit). But the water level is good. No leaks. Anyone had this happen?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 14, 06:08 PM
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Re: Is this overheating common?

Yes. I have.
I believe the factory 4-blade fan is not enough to cool an engine in town. On the highway - no problems. My radiator is a 2 core original rebuilt, new t-stat - still overheating in town but ok on highway.
I have added a electric fan I can start when I want to. Have not tested it yet. Will report back how it works out. And no AC.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 14, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Is this overheating common?

Thank you Elmer. Please let me know how the electric fan does.

You also wrote "not int he highway." Why not? What's the difference regarding this issue between highway and back-roads?

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Re: Is this overheating common?

As a lot of members here says the fan clutch will cure the problem. I dont know, but in Sweden those parts are really expensive so I will try another solution. A lot of european cars do only have an electric fans without shroud and they dont overheat so I will give it a try.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 14, 07:51 PM
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Re: Is this overheating common?

Armen - you need to provide a lot more info... What year car? When does it get to 200? Does it go higher? What fan and radiator do you have? How old is everything? Just because water (antifreeze) doesn't leak out and the level is good doesn't mean other things are not going wrong. Also 200 is not that hot so depending on the info you can provide you might find out things are fine!

Generally in older cars, fans don't do a lot when the car is moving at cruise speed because the big open grill allow more air through the radiator core than the fan can pull through at 45mph and faster. The fan is the most important when the car is stopped at a light or driving around town in stop and go! So you can see how when the temp climbs is an important part of figuring this out...

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 14, 04:06 AM
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Re: Is this overheating common?

You're posting in the 1967-1969 first gen engine forum, but reference temperature on "the dash". Since no first gen had a temp gauge in the dash I'm going to assume it's a later model and that you have a 195 degree thermostat. It does not start to open until 195 degrees, so 200 would be a normal reading.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 14, 05:44 AM
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Re: Is this overheating common?

You have given literally no information needed to help you.

What year car? Engine? Cooling system? Thermostat? Is this something new? If so what changed?

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