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Old 03-19-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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I have a new radiator, water pump and a new thermostat.

After a longish drive this morning, I popped the hood to check the lower hose for heat.

None, its still pretty much cold. But the upper hose and radiator surface are hot.

Is this normal? I dont think it is. My trans temp got up to about 150* which is normal. Im not sure whats going on, I dont have any restrictions in the coolant path.

I hate myt car!

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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I have a new radiator, water pump and a new thermostat.

After a longish drive this morning, I popped the hood to check the lower hose for heat.

None, its still pretty much cold. But the upper hose and radiator surface are hot.

Is this normal? I dont think it is. My trans temp got up to about 150* which is normal. Im not sure whats going on, I dont have any restrictions in the coolant path.

I hate myt car!
Upper hose (driver's side) is the radiator inlet, which is supposed to be hot. The lower hose (passenger's side) is the radiator outlet, which is supposed to be colder. Sounds normal to me. Why do you suspect a problem?

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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because the lower hose is cold, not even luke warm!

maybe Im just being anal about my car?

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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because the lower hose is cold, not even luke warm!

maybe Im just being anal about my car?
What is the temperature gauge on the dash reading?

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:46 PM   #5
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about 3/8-1/2

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Old 03-19-2005, 01:01 PM   #6
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Then your thermostat is working properly.

Your radiator, on the other hand, is in dire need of replacment, because it is reducing the temperature of your engine coolant.

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Old 03-19-2005, 01:08 PM   #7
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rawr, radiators are over rated.

thanks.

im just going to pm you with my problems from now on lol.

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