Any idea's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Gonzo, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    No, it's back to "normal". The blowthru on the fan seems real strong. Probably the radiator which is hidden from view & a real pleasure to change out. Fortunately, the radiator isn't outrageously priced but is a couple hundred more than I can afford at the moment. (it's 182.99 at Auto Zone :D )
     
  2. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    So $182.99 is $200 more than you can afford? Have you been using Al Gore's calculator? :D
     
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    If all gov't used my calculations we'd be taxed at 2% & would still get refunds.
     
  4. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    Don't tell me, I've spent R$ 1.256 on the 60.000 km revision today. I guess buying a GF 6000 GT will have to wait until mid-year :mad:
     
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    A brand new radiator just went in & all seems well. I sure as shit hope so. Thanks for the idea's.
     
  6. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    So how's it been working out for you?
     
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    It wasn't fixed, just improved.

    Leslie, you win since you had first dibs.

    The water pump...it was working just fine. The turbines have a 90° angle & those, all of them, are gone. It was, essentially, turning a fan blade.
     
  8. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Did they find the bits? If they're sitting in the waterjacket, that's seriously bad news.
     
  9. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    Didn't find squat. Apparently that's typical for these cars. The antifreeze eats the fins.
     
  10. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Eesh. Did they at least back flow the water jacket to clear it?

    But seriously, yeah, the antifreeze is murder on all that AL they put in the engines these days.
     
  11. chcr

    chcr I have no idea!

    It's called Dexcool, it's an antifreeze specifically made to not corrode aluminum and of course it costs twice as much. Think it's worth it?
     
  12. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    If it actually worked, I would. This from the guy who just dropped 2k on new AL heads.
     
  13. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Try Pentosin, which I use in the Audi because it's amine and phosphate free (expensive), or Peak. Peak is cheaper, but I have never used it because my wrench told me it's not as good...
     
  14. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Um, it got a fresh fill less than a month ago, by the guy who's gonna hear from me if there's any problem again. It'll be a while before I need to worry about it. At least, it damn well better be.
     

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