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Old 17 Jul 2013, 02:11 pm
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I bought the car from an older gentleman and he had replaced the thermostat and water pump. I had a family friend mechanic look at it and he said there was air bubbles in the coolant lines... and i need to flush it out. I had another friend look at it and he said the thermostat might be in upside down.

When i go up hills it starts heating up past the halfway mark, or in its above 70 Degrees and I take the freeway. If i have the heater on it will go back down to halfway in about 5 minutes. When I go down a hill though it goes down past the half mark even if it was just really hot.
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Old 17 Jul 2013, 03:55 pm
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Start simple.....The coolant system MUST be properly 'Burped' to get ALL air out,otherwise it can make a PT run hot/overheat...Bleeding air from cooling system
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Old 17 Jul 2013, 04:19 pm
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Instead of getting opinions why not just get it fixed!

QUOTE=jesse_smiley;484566]I bought the car from an older gentleman and he had replaced the thermostat and water pump. I had a family friend mechanic look at it and he said there was air bubbles in the coolant lines... and i need to flush it out. I had another friend look at it and he said the thermostat might be in upside down.

When i go up hills it starts heating up past the halfway mark, or in its above 70 Degrees and I take the freeway. If i have the heater on it will go back down to halfway in about 5 minutes. When I go down a hill though it goes down past the half mark even if it was just really hot.[/QUOTE]
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Instead of getting opinions why not just get it fixed!

QUOTE=jesse_smiley;484566]I bought the car from an older gentleman and he had replaced the thermostat and water pump. I had a family friend mechanic look at it and he said there was air bubbles in the coolant lines... and i need to flush it out. I had another friend look at it and he said the thermostat might be in upside down.

When i go up hills it starts heating up past the halfway mark, or in its above 70 Degrees and I take the freeway. If i have the heater on it will go back down to halfway in about 5 minutes. When I go down a hill though it goes down past the half mark even if it was just really hot.
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Hahaha true, just take it to the nearest garage and ask them to have a look and voila its fixed.
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Old 18 Jul 2013, 09:11 am
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Yeah it doesn't sound like his "friends" are helping


Hahaha true, just take it to the nearest garage and ask them to have a look and voila its fixed.[/QUOTE]
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Old 18 Jul 2013, 09:43 am
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What I would like to get is the crystal ball some of you use? I mean making suggestion to solving an issue without knowing what year and model the PT is and a few other important evaluation questions ? Wow you guys are my hero!

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Old 18 Jul 2013, 10:43 am
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I assume since its having so many issues its a gen2



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Old 18 Jul 2013, 10:52 am
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no guess as to your problem, but you can easily see if your thermostat is upside down. suck a little coolant out with a turkey baster and look in the hole.


you should see the top of this, not the bottom:


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is your coolant full all the way to the cap?
after you drive it and it cools down, is your coolant still full all the way to the cap?





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Start simple.....The coolant system MUST be properly 'Burped' to get ALL air out,otherwise it can make a PT run hot/overheat...Bleeding air from cooling system
i have NEVER bothered to do this to my car.. maybe it SHOULD be but by no means MUST it be. i just top it off again after it cools. same thing.
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Old 18 Jul 2013, 01:46 pm
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What I would like to get is the crystal ball some of you use?
I don't use a crystal ball,that would just be silly....I have a 'Magic 8-Ball' for that!!!!
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I had a family friend mechanic look at it
Won't he do more than look at it???....Like fix it for you?
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