Nice pix and what a beautiful face. :)
Since the temp is getting up so fast, the possibility is more likely to be insufficient flow of coolant around the cooling system. You mentioned the heater not working, so I would suspect a faulty water pump.
Do this simple test but be careful as the engine and its components would be hot.
After running engine for 2 or 3 mins, feel the lower radiator hose to see if it is hot or cold. Needs to be done with engine running.
Upper hose would definitely be hot.
If hose remains colder than the upper hose by a vast difference and temp gauge shows HOT, you need to check out the water pump. Its turbines could be damaged.
Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 12:57 PM