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Old 03 Aug 2011, 01:32 pm
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Default Overheating PT GT

i bought my 03 PT GT auto with a blown timing belt. there was no coolant in the engine.

i replaced the belt and pump. rad was leaking, fan was dead. new rad, fan and thermostat. i ran fine for a day or so, but the fan is almost always on. sounds like a jet taxing for a take-off.

now the engine actually overheats and the fan never shuts off. always on high speed.

any ideas before i pull the head? i suspect the idiot used rad stop leak and the head is partially plugged up or the waterpump i installed has a bad impellar.
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Old 03 Aug 2011, 10:00 pm
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Default Re: Overheating PT GT

If the fan is always on, it's indicating an over-heat situation.
Remember computers are really stupid. At a certain temp, it turns the fan on. And won't shut off until that condition goes away.
So why is that condition not going away?
Coolant not moving though motor and rad?
Probably.

Sound like you're on the right track for checking for stop leak, or worse yet, pepper (as it works as stop leak when you really need it to)

Good luck
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Old 03 Aug 2011, 10:56 pm
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worse yet, pepper (as it works as stop leak when you really need it to)
lol...yeah thats an old school trick an old timer showed me when i worked at a garage of his. He even said in the past (like in the the 50's) he had used oatmeal!
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Old 04 Aug 2011, 01:25 pm
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Default Re: Overheating PT GT

Cracking an egg in the radiator always works too. Another old school trick they used to teach housewives in case the car overheated while they were out shopping.
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Old 04 Aug 2011, 04:46 pm
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Cracking an egg in the radiator always works too. Another old school trick they used to teach housewives in case the car overheated while they were out shopping.
ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS!?!?!
EGG in my coolant system???
You have to be pulling my leg.
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