1977 Dodge Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic
the truck has a 440 motor.I changed the thermostat, flushed the radiator, back flushed the radiator, checked the radiator for flow by pulling off the bottom hose from the radiator which dumped water from both the motor and radiator very quickly.I also just put on a new water pump. The truck still goes to hot the temp gauge in about 5 minutes of idling which is what it was doing before I did all that. Now my question is why would the top radiator hose be too hot to hold and yet the bottom radiator hose is cold to the touch. Before I started all this one person said I may have a blown head gasket.I talked with someone else today who did not know what to check next but did say that if I did have a blown head gasket the hoses would be both hot and not just the top hose. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I do not have a fortune to spend on this truck.
have the same problem?
Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 12:56 PM