Join Date: Jul 2012
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Ok, so i'm still having overheating issues. In addition to the other items listed in this thread, I've just replaced the radiator and burped the system. I drove it on the highway, no overheating! but... when I took the exit, as soon as I slowed, the temp spiked. Back on the highway, it was mostly ok but the temp did rise a little and came right back down. Same thing when I exited again and ended up having to pull off to let it cool. The temp does come down when the RPMs are increased. Putting the heat on full blast helps too. I burped the system again and immediately drove some back roads and after about 10 minutes of driving the temp spiked. Burped more air out of the system. Drove into the office this morning, no problems for 30 miniutes of highway driving, on exit temp spiked up. I can keep the temp mostly in check by increasing the RPMs.
The water pump is a 6 month old non-oem (duralast from Autozone). Could it not be working well enough to maintain flow? I think the only thing that isn't "new" is the heater hoses and heater core. Oh, I am hearing some water noise in the cabin while driving. Could it relaly be just more air in the system?
Any ideas would be much appreciated...