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Old 02 Sep 2003, 06:50 pm
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Anybody having overheating problems with their PTs?
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Old 02 Sep 2003, 10:28 pm
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yes i had one incident with this problem. I had only driven abot 2 miles when it spiked. I called my mechanic, added coolant and brought it to him. There was no problem just low on coolant. He said running hard will boil and slowly be pushed out, and thats normal for what we've done to the motor. Just check every 2 weeks he said. So far no prob
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welcome to the board!! hope your problem has been fixed!!
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My car is at the dealer tonight, after overheating for the third time in 6 months. I have not put in any mods...I will report once I get my car back tomorrow.

I have to turn my heater on to full for 30 minutes, so that I could get to the dealer! Hope they can really diagnose what is going on there then...
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quote:Originally posted by kruzzinpt

yes i had one incident with this problem. I had only driven abot 2 miles when it spiked. I called my mechanic, added coolant and brought it to him. There was no problem just low on coolant. He said running hard will boil and slowly be pushed out, and thats normal for what we've done to the motor. Just check every 2 weeks he said. So far no prob

You need to find a new mechanic because that bit about driving it hard makes the coolant boil out one of the best fairy tales I've ever heard. He is so full of sh*^. I've heard some tall tales before but that is a bald faced lie. If the cooling system is functioning properly you should NEVER lose coolant period.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 06:50 pm
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How extensive is overheating problem among ptc owners? Mine is in shop now for new head gasket, etc.
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tarantula, welcome to the forum! I have not experienced any overheating problems, at least not yet.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 07:41 pm
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Only overheating problems I've heard about was because the radiator fan didn't turn on. However, there was a TSB #0700103 issued on 09/26/2003 concerning Engine Overheating.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 08:13 pm
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hello earle, how is your car been?? good i hope
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 08:17 pm
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How extensive is overheating problem among ptc owners? Mine is in shop now for new head gasket, etc.
Well the bad most likely the headgasket caused the overheating, the overheating didn't cause the headgadket to go bad(unless you were driving without coolant). Maybe your question should be how many pt'ers have had bad headgaskets.
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