HELP!!!! overheating and cant figure it out

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by austinw88, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. austinw88

    austinw88 New Member

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    put new/used heads on my car, have a problem with the cooling system not circulating. put a new water pump and thermostat in and still no circulation I pulled the thermostat out just to make sure it wasn't defective and it still has no circulation, did a complete cooling system flush and refill and still not right. the engine block gets to about 235 and the heads and intake are around 100-130 and the radiator and both hoses stay around 70 degrees. it does build a ton of pressure on the system to were im in fear of hoses busting. I don't know where else to go with this issue.

    98 4.6 2v
     
  2. D3VST8R96GT

    D3VST8R96GT Well-Known Member

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    Its new or used not both.

    Tell me about your water pump situation again.... and where is the pressure building?
     
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    Be sure the upper return hose has hot water flowing through it when the gauge is up. If not, youll need to burp.