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Default 1980 Fiat Overheating - 03-29-2007 , 08:56 PM






Ok,

My 80 Fiat 2000 has been overheating. I tested the thermostat and
verified it opens at about 185 - 190 degrees. I then assumed it was
the waterpump and replaced it. I installed a new thermostat to
eliminate that as a cause. It continues to overheat. The lower
radiator hose is not heating up when the engine gets to and exceeds
operating tempurature. It seems like the coolant isn't moving through
the engine. Any advice? Next steps?

Thanks for the help




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Default Re: 1980 Fiat Overheating - 03-29-2007 , 10:37 PM






delivertobruce (AT) gmail (DOT) com wrote:
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Ok,

My 80 Fiat 2000 has been overheating. I tested the thermostat and
verified it opens at about 185 - 190 degrees. I then assumed it was
the waterpump and replaced it. I installed a new thermostat to
eliminate that as a cause. It continues to overheat. The lower
radiator hose is not heating up when the engine gets to and exceeds
operating tempurature. It seems like the coolant isn't moving through
the engine. Any advice? Next steps?

Thanks for the help

If this is the original radiator, you may want to go ahead and pull the
radiator and see if water flows freely through it and have it rodded
out, or replaced depending on whether or not the tanks can be easily
removed and replaced. Your symptoms suggest that the radiator is simply
clogged with rust, scale, lime etc. and after 27 years that is not unusual.

nate

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