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Old 08-19-2016, 09:53 PM
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Default Engine troubles......water LT1 intake

OK, got car together again this morning.....so took it for a drive typical 100f temps today, radiator was full up, drove it about 5 miles with a few stops....no biggie, gauge is about 10f high on reading according to the IR gun and the gun was calibrated with a Fluke meter and temp reading add on that was proved on boiling water on the stove....so close enough.....

Rad was full, and not long ago I noted it LO in the rad so HOW lo is ~5" of water in the rad?? about a quart, I don't have an overflow tank, so question IS.....it that normal for expansion and so forth to toss out a quart of fluid/water in just one trip up to 190-200f????

Pardon my pair of noya....but I have to know......

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Old 08-22-2016, 02:49 PM
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Seems to me that's not bad if you had the cooling system drained. A couple cups to allow for air in the system, and yeah a cup or two for expansion which would be lost if you have no expansion tank. Just keep an eye on it, top it up and see if it keeps going down.
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