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Temp staying constant, about half meter. When I accelerate, the temp almost maxes, then goes back down.

Now, the engine really does run hot, so I don't think the heater guage guage is bad. The thermostat was just replaced, and I flushed the system today.

Thinking its a mixture of two problem, the waterpump and a bad hose/vaccum line.

Been chasing this damned overheating thing for a while now. Anyone else come across this?
 

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here is one suggestion,
one it could be a bHG or two it could be a bad radiator.
check your overflow tank to see if the coolant is getting low after your refilling and flushing.
 
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It doesn't sound good. A bad water pump wouldn't do that. Has it been spiking up in temperature before your flush and thermostat change? If it has, I would strongly suspect a BHG, and have it checked out as soon as I could.

To test the water pump, just remove the belt and spin the fan or pulley, and see if there is any grinding noises or looseness. But almost always it will leak out of the bottom hole, if the bearings are failing. It is designed to do that as a warning signal.
 
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Damn.....stupid car.....BHG.....

I don't have a friggin garage, and I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $850 in labor for someone to do the work for me. *sigh*

Well, here is my next question. Reusing a MHG, Silver88turbo said he had one that was used. Good, bad? Being as my job blows, and it Christmas time, I need to save the $$ where I can.

*edit* I just realized something....If it was a BHG, wouldn't it have a problem getting coolant back from overflow? Mine has no prob, as sometimes it alsmost sucks the overflow dry. Also, the white smoke stops after driving a bit, so it isnt constant.
I have however seen black specks in the coolant, and my heater is still having issues.
 

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check your oil and see if theres coolant in there and then also check your radiator for signs of corrosion (i know u just drained it so maybe you can remember looking inside the radiator). oh yea...have the block pressure tested too. easiest way to see if tis a BHG
 
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grankor said:
Damn.....stupid car.....BHG.....

I don't have a friggin garage, and I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $850 in labor for someone to do the work for me. *sigh*

Well, here is my next question. Reusing a MHG, Silver88turbo said he had one that was used. Good, bad? Being as my job blows, and it Christmas time, I need to save the $$ where I can.

*edit* I just realized something....If it was a BHG, wouldn't it have a problem getting coolant back from overflow? Mine has no prob, as sometimes it alsmost sucks the overflow dry. Also, the white smoke stops after driving a bit, so it isnt constant.
I have however seen black specks in the coolant, and my heater is still having issues.

dude, why do you need a garage? You don't need a garage to
do any work on your car; blown head gasket or transmission
work.

if you really want to survive in the winter; you can work under a
10x20ft Hercules Enclosed Canopy. 20ft tall in the middle, 7ft
tall at the edges, 10foot wide, 20 foot long. I'm buying one to
work under and start doing my own little business thing from
under it.

black specks in your coolant? oil. and the only way oil can get
there is if your headgasket is blown.
 
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I changed the head gasket for the very first time, with my car sitting in the street in front of my apartment with very basic tools. It can be done. :)

Do all the checks for a BHG first. It may not be the problem, so make sure it actually needs replacing.

With little luck, it may be something as simple as a leaking hose!
 
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Shawndude said:
I changed the head gasket for the very first time, with my car sitting in the street in front of my apartment with very basic tools. It can be done. :)

Do all the checks for a BHG first. It may not be the problem, so make sure it actually needs replacing.

With little luck, it may be something as simple as a leaking hose!

I wish there was a smilie for praying.
 
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