ENGINE IS OVERHEATING WHEN GOING UP HILLS

  • Tiny
  • allan chetty
  • 1988 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 88,000 miles

1988 camaro 5l v8. Thank you kind sirs for the reply on my camaro overheating. Here's whats been done on flat & traffic no heating problem :heat gauge stays @ quarter on dial. When under harder acceleration mostly uphills the heat gauge climbs higher sometimes into the red. HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM

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  • Tiny
  • allan chetty
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FORGOT TO MENTION NEW WATER PUMP & NOT LOSING WATER

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 6:52 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Clarify please, what is the problem? Overheating? Please list all humanly possible parts installed and flush treatments. Also has it been pressure tested, or block tested?

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 7:43 PM
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  • allan chetty
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Yes overheating only under hard acceleration & all tests been carried out heads skim tested, new water pump, radiator, oil cooler outside of radiator, hoses, sensors, new (thermostat&housing) fitted & removed(better). Aircon& heater pipes disconnected

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 6:44 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Checked the cooling fan? If its a clutch type, the bi-metalic spring could be no good causing the fan to create more drag than needed. I ask about the fan because you have not told me the model year?

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 7:26 PM

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