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car runs hot on trips

 
 
Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 09:25 am
my car runs great in town but when we leave town it runs hot. the thermostat and fan clutch have been replaced. 1983 mercedes 300d
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 09:46 am
@granny102,
you have a 26 year old radiator.
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 07:21 pm
Don't leave town.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 08:43 pm
@sullyfish6,
used to happen to my Valiant. I'd turn on the heater full blast to cool down the radiator. Hell in the summer.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 01:23 am
Flush the radiator.

Clean between the cooling fins as well.

Try some radiator cleaner, although as rockhead said... it is 26 years old. cleaning it might cause it to leak.
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