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Re: overheating-HELP!

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Subject: Re: overheating-HELP!
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 10:11:29 -0700
While it seems that you have some other problem as well, I would consider 
installing an oil cooler, especially given your climate in Phoenix.

Things to check: 
-  is the antifreeze/coolant fresh?
-  are you losing coolant over time?
-  remove and test the thermostat. It may be opening at too high a 
-  have a radiator shop check the radiator for flow. It may be clogged.
-  does the heater work? I know this won't be comfortable to test, but if 
it doesn't provide hot air, the control valve may be clogged. This could 
indicate deposits in the cooling system.
-  engine timing
-  carburetor fuel mixture

That's what I can think of, in more-or-less order to try... hope this 

Michael Jose had this to say:

>My new B is overheating like a crazy car.
>Every time I drive it, the temp gauge slowly creeps up, and by and by,
>it gets up *almost* to the red.  The couple times it did get in the red,
>I let cool off.  It won't always stay up, either.  The gauge will go
>back down, especially when I get it on a long, fast drive with some wind
>going under the bonnet.  After the temp. is up for a while, the oil
>gauge also starts to drop.  I have checked the hoses, and replaced the
>radiator to overflow hose, because it was leaking- topped off the
>coolant, etc.  The top radiator hose gets hot, so the thermostat is
>opening.  What else could I be missing?  The fans work, too. (this is a
>Please help!!!!
>Mike Jose
>Phoenix, AZ (it hit 97 today and will probably keep going!)


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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