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post #1 of 8 Old 12-23-2009, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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cavatating water pump

Does anyone know what the symptoms are? Other than it running hot. I'm probabaly gonna have to replace the pump here with the next major. I've bled off the extra air that seems to accumulate in the system over time but I still seem to have issue with the car getting up above 195 even in cold weather like we've been having. Radiator was recored back in September. still need to replace the t-stat though.

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-23-2009, 10:11 AM
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Waterwetter for a quick solution. but, sounds like you are still getting air in the system?

have you bled the air lately?

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Cavatation is defined as air in the pump housing preventing circulation. If a lack of circulation is the issue, theres a few other things to check from proper bleeding to thermastat failure. I doubt the pump is the issue unless its imploded somehow.

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true... I'll throw a new t-stat in like i've been threatening for months now and see if my mystery issues go away.

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I would bet you have an issue with the T-stat.

I'd check the drive belt as well.
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Does your heater work? If the stat is stuck it will only blow cold air. Are your fans working?

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Does your heater work? If the stat is stuck it will only blow cold air. Are your fans working?
Oh yes... fans are working ( i put haydens in)... it fact it gets quite warm in there.... I wonder could I also have a faulty temperature sender.... most likely the one behind the oil filter on the intake plenum. Anyone know what this part cost new? I have one that looks to be brand new but I cannot tell for sure. I got it with a few other parts from an fchatter a couple of years ago. From experience can anyone tell me if the temp gauge is faulty is the temp sender not far behind? The gauge was pulled and cleaned a year or so ago.

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followup to my saga. So pulled and cleaned the water temp gauge. Then I replaced the thermistor with a new one from Ricambi. Then I opened the expansion tank and took a temp reading. The gauge is spot on. While I had the cap off I noticed a fair amount of air bubbles in circulating with the coolant. I changed the oil about a month ago and did not notice any water or any milkyness in with the oil. Do you think I have the early signs of a blown head gasket? I guess the next thing to do in addition to a pressure test is to put a sniffer on the coolant to see if it has any hydrocarbons in it. The car runs about 205 when warmed up and out on the highway. If i'm sitting in hot stop and go traffic it'll get up to about 230. Before I had the radiator recored it would never get above about 205, unless i had low coolant.

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