I have a DeTomaso Charade which has a 1.5L Applause motor with a 1.6L head, (HD/E Motor) rebuilt at 159k, ran fine then sat barely started for 3 years. I've recently started having over heating problems, I have removed the thermostat and put in boiling water and it opened and I have water vapour coming from the exhaust. My questions are
1) will the thermostat work if it is installed backwards?
2) is there an air bleed for the cooling system on these engines?
and 3) will the heater hoses installed backwards cause overheating?
any help would be greatful,
Friday, February 15th, 2013 AT 8:11 AM