Do you have an oil cooler?? Is it in front of the radiator?? I had to
move mine due to this.
On Sep 14, 2007, at 10:29 AM, Robert Weeks wrote:
> I'm continuing to have a cooling problem with my '70 Midget and I'm
> pretty stumped at this point.
> The car has a new (non-Chinese made in Portugal) radiator and a new
> water pump. The coolant system was flushed. *Before* I pulled the
> to do the transmission swap, the system cooled just fine even on the
> hottest days.
> Since I pulled the engine I'm losing coolant somewhere. Here's what I
> know so far:
> 1. A leak down test was done on the engine after I put it back in
> and there was no problem there.
> 2. The clamps all appear to be tight and the hoses are good.
> 3. No oil in the water, no water in the oil
> 4. No white exhaust smoke
> I've topped the coolant off when the engine is running and a day or
> later it will be very, very low on coolant.
> I'm suspecting the expansion tank / radiator cap. The only evidence of
> coolant escaping the system is right below where the expansion tank
> overflow hose is. The expansion tank seems to be always full even when
> the radiator is very low.
> I'm pretty sure I have the hose to the expansion tank hooked up
> correctly. It goes to the lower fitting and the over flow hose goes to
> the upper fitting at the neck of the tank. Is this correct? Would a
> faulty radiator cap cause the problem that I'm describing? Can anyone
> explain how this whole remote expansion tank system is supposed to
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