2000 CONTINENTAL OVERHEATS BUT ONLY AFTER DRIVING 15 MINUTES CAN IDLE ALL DAY LONG AT NORMAL TEMP

  • Tiny
  • aussies2
  • 2000 Lincoln Continental
  • 165,000 miles

Will boil coolant out of reservoir within 15-20 minuets of driving

Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 2:31 AM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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Even when at idle the amount of heat generated when an engine is higher in the RPMs and under load is a huge difference. When you get a chance after it has reached operating temperature, grab the upper radiator hose and see if it has pressure and is resistant to be pinched cloed with a slight grip. . When engine is cool check level. You might try getting a new radiator cap if you have a temperature gauge and it does not indicate an aoverheating situation.

I am giving you a walk through diagnostic that will cover all the bases and go into better detail and walk you through tests and symptoms.

Here is the link;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 2:44 AM

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