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Extreme Heating
revamp Offline
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#1
Ever since I bought this TC it had been running very hot. I had to replace the lower radiator hose today because it blew last night (Not a pretty sight at all...) But anyway, has anyone else here had any issues with the coolant/antifreeze leaking out. I noticed dripping in the area close to where the lower hose connects to the engine. I think that the engine may be sludged and/or have some corrosion going on. Let me know if anyone else has had this problem. I am going to dig into it sometime this weekend.

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Andrew
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Check the water pump once it's hot. There is a weep hole on the bottom of the snout of the pump. If you have coolant leaking out of there it's time for a new pump.

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Jeff K Offline
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#3
Also look for a leak at the thermostat gasket when the system is hot and pressurized. You do have a known good radiator cap, I assume.

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