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chevygirl_78

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Saint Marys, Georgia
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Bel Air overheating

By chevygirl_78

I cant figure out why the 57 keeps overheating. I took it out for the labor day catfish festival and parade and because we were constantly moving for this parade i couldnt keep the car cool. The temp gauge pegged out at 250 so i had to pull out of the parade and get the car cooled off immediately. I spent all day and night yesterday working on the car. I replaced the lower radiator hose because of a pin hole leak in it. I replaced the thermostat, the old one was drilled out so there was no restriction, did a cooling system flush, and I rebuilt the carb. The car takes a little longer to warm up now and takes a little longer to overheat, which is a step in the right direction, I dont know what else it could be other than a head gasket being blown, but there are no signs of that. I took the fan shroud off because it didnt do any bit of good, the fan keeps hitting it as well. Its making me mad. The carb rebuild was good the car runs a bit better, but still needs to be timed.

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Balboa777
Sep 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm
Ya, just had the same prob wit my firebird, is the heater core, i got antifreeze on the passengers floor, same ting happend wit my dads mustang 2, but no antifreeze got on the floor, just leaked out under the fender, but my dad just suadered it and it works fine now, get 2 havefun wit my bird
 
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chevygirl_78
Sep 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm
not entirely sure how to go about doing that on a car like this. There is no overflow jug, and its a really simple system compared to newer cars. Radiator, engine, heater core, water pump. The heater core has a spigot...thats right...a spigot to cut off water to it.
 
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gothic_smurf_89
Sep 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm
u bleed the rad system to make sure no air pockets
 

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