View Full Version : help! cars overheating!

08-30-2007, 01:09 PM
New waterpump, new thermostat, new coolant and flushed, and still car overheats. Oils at around 240 and regular temps 1 to 3 notches over middle. its 98 degrees outside. What's wrong? Or is it just because its too fing hot outside?

08-30-2007, 01:33 PM
240 is a little high for oil temp.

Is your radiator blocked? How's your oil cooler look?

08-30-2007, 02:35 PM
looks good. shined light through it and could see through the other side. used a garden hose and sprayed from the inside going out to push some little particles out. but overall its clean. oh yeah also if it helps i have a 96 2.8 12v with 150xxx on it and i run 5w30 valvoline high mileage synthetic.

08-30-2007, 02:54 PM
yeah bro i have the same problem i went to a shop and they said it was normal but i don't believe it cuz my car starts to smoke little and it smells like burning oil so what im think maybe something is linking in ur engine

08-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Did you make sure to burp the coolant lines because it really sounds like you have an air pocket in the system causing the high temp readings. Also have check to make sure your fan is coming on?

08-30-2007, 03:14 PM
when are you overheating? myself along with a few others on here have recently had problems with our auxiliary fan not coming on when the a/c is engaged. so if it's hot out, i'll overheat if i'm not moving at like at least 20 mph.

08-30-2007, 03:41 PM
Both fans work and how do you bleed the coolant system? Dunno how to do that... I looked on the search but I guess I'm not looking in the right places...

08-31-2007, 12:57 AM
Bump! Mafka! Please helpp

08-31-2007, 05:10 AM
Both fans work and how do you bleed the coolant system? Dunno how to do that... I looked on the search but I guess I'm not looking in the right places...

Let the car idle, leave the coolant tank cap off and as the coolant heats up pump the top coolant hose.

08-31-2007, 05:45 AM
you can also try to massage the coolant lines WHEN THE CAR IS COOL!!! This will help to work any air bubbles out as well. Also did you make sure the thermostat was install correctly? If it goes in backwards it may not work correctly an open the rest of the cooling system up..


08-31-2007, 12:26 PM
Ok ill try to pump up that top hose. One with it cool and one with it running.. And I'm sure the thermostat is working. Its switching over and I put the new one in the same way the old one came out.

08-31-2007, 05:37 PM
This is really retarded. I burped everything out. I starting out from the maximum line to the minimun line on the resevior. Reseviors topped off and its still overheating... you think it could be something else? The one thing I noticed is that the engine temp stays constant at the half point but when the oil temp goes over 215 or so the engine temps starts building up.

08-31-2007, 06:02 PM
yes sounds like coolant is not circulating right.. maybe drain again and fill back up?sounds like it might be clugged somewhere..

09-01-2007, 01:15 AM
hmmm why would the oil get that hot....

09-01-2007, 08:52 AM
hmmm why would the oil get that hot....

Because the oil and coolant are both running thru the part that the oil filter screws onto which allows heat to exhaust exchange between each other. If the coolant temps are high it will also bring up the oil temps, if the coolant runs too cold then the oil temps will also be cold.