Mechanics

RADIATOR IS BLOWING COOLANT INTO OVERFLOW UNTIL IT'S GONE.

1990 Ford Festiva • 200,000 miles

Replaced thermostat(tested). Tested Water pump. Flushed system to check for blockages. No change. Wondering if a bad head/head gasket is the next likely place to check.
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Insomniacsdad74
April 25, 2012.




Possible bad radiator cap?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Apr 25, 2012.
Doesn't matter if the cap's on or not. It's like there's considerable air pressure somewhere in the system.
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Insomniacsdad74
Apr 25, 2012.
I'm beginning to think blown headgasket or airlock

Rasmataz
Apr 25, 2012.
What's an airlock?

Tiny
Insomniacsdad74
Apr 25, 2012.
Air in the cooling system

Rasmataz
Apr 25, 2012.
That'd eventualy run out though wouldn't it. This goes on seemingly without end.

Tiny
Insomniacsdad74
Apr 25, 2012.
Go get a head check done, this is a fairly simple and cheap chemical test to check for Co in the cooling system. If positive you will have a head gasket problem.

Mhpautos
Apr 25, 2012.
Thanks bunches! Expect a donation once I get this under wraps and see how the account balances sit.

Tiny
Insomniacsdad74
Apr 25, 2012.
Have it chemically tested to finger the headgasket

Rasmataz
Apr 26, 2012.

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