COOLING SYSTEM

  • Tiny
  • MacMan 65
  • 1969 Chevrolet
  • 168 miles

I just changed the water pump on my 1969 Chevy C10 307 CID engine. Bled the system, refilled the radiator, cranked up and ran until temp went higher than 2/3's on the temp gauge. Upper hose and radiator are cool to touch. Lower hose is warm to hot to the touch. Radiator pressure is good. Why so quick to get hot temp reading?

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 7:09 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Maybe thermostat try this remove cap run till see water movement in radiator and top hose is warm. Add coolant as needed

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 7:24 PM

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