Wow sounds like you've done a bunch of stuff to try to get it cool. There are a few things left though. First get the car to overheat if you can or if it will. Once it overheats, shut the car off and feel different spots on the radiator. It should be the same temperature all over. If you feel cold spots and see loose/corroded fins, your raidator isn't doing it's job even if you flushed it out. If it were me, that would be the first thing I'd check. You could also have a bad temp guage, if you have a way to check the upper hose for temp do that, but that's a hard thing to do. Then check to see if you or if the car has a clutch far or shroud. I can't remember that far back on shrouds, it may even have a tiny one on thetop for "hand protection". Have the radiator cap checked or just put anew one on as old ones go bad alot of times and won't let the system build up ressure-hence - overheating. Other than that I'd have to go for a head gasket. One thing if the system pops and bangs like when it overheat, DO NOT IN ANYWAY TRY TO OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP. You will get severly burned if you do. One other thing you should have a thermostat of at least 180, preferably 195.
Saturday, December 19th, 2009 AT 5:32 PM