Engine Cooling problem
1993 Buick Regal 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 258000 miles
Just changed the water pump in my 93' Buick Regal with a 3.1 MFI 0-60 engine.
The car also has a NEW thermostat and radiator as well. Also, just changed the oil in the car too using Pennzoil and Fram Oil Filter.
Problem I am having is the temp. Used to run at below 200 but now it gets to 200 and rising to 220 but dropping after getting to 220. Just concerned about the temp change and possible overheating. I have a friend that has a 94' and she changed the water pump in hers and now hers is running at just above 100 all the time and not getting as warm as mine. Spoke to mechanics and they say it is normal for my car to be doing what it is doing. In addition, I inspected the hoses for leaks and possible obstructions by feeling the hoses while warm. Top and bottom radiator hoses are both really hot so I know coolant is circulating correctly while warm.
Radiator cap works well at 16 lbs. Of pressure.
Hope that I installed the water pump correctly but there is only ONE way to install it!
Anyone have any ideas on the temp. Concern? Thanks.
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 AT 7:46 PM