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Old 06-23-2016, 11:18 AM   #21
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an engine needs the thermostat so the water stays in the radiator long enough to cool down. it will overheat every time without one. good luck
Not always. I had one engine (GM 350 in I-forget-what) that would never warm up over ~150 without a thermostat. Had an '85 Chevy Celebrity that wouldn't run up to 180 even with a new thermostat (replaced more than once). But it's true, *Some* vehicles can run hot w/o a thermostat.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:44 AM   #22
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Not always. I had one engine (GM 350 in I-forget-what) that would never warm up over ~150 without a thermostat. Had an '85 Chevy Celebrity that wouldn't run up to 180 even with a new thermostat (replaced more than once). But it's true, *Some* vehicles can run hot w/o a thermostat.
yes sir thats why you need a thermostat, so your motor reaches operating temp. once you start working that motor hard the water needs to stay in the radiator to cool off. that was all covered in my first year at miami lakes tech.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:53 AM   #23
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an engine needs the thermostat so the water stays in the radiator long enough to cool down. it will overheat every time without one. good luck
The thermostat was stuck and that was part of our initial issue. No water flowing to the engine. Removing the thermostat kept it cool longer than with it stopping all flow and allowed us to get it where its at now so we could work on it. Its not the plan to leave it out permanently.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:18 PM   #24
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Forced to sell the bus at an 80% loss. Our dream of joining the skoolie community has gone with it for now. Thank you all for you help and support while it lasted.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:07 PM   #25
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yeoow so what ended up being wrong? the engine was destroyed?
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No.... not exactly but guy helping us gave up and told us he thinks the head gasket was blown and possibly an issue with a cylinder since we fixed the issue with the injector and it still seemed to be loosing compression and skipping in one cylinder. We fixed the water leaks too and she ran cooler for a while but ultimately started overheating again. He through in the towel and kicked us off his property. We didn't have monetary resources at the moment to pay someone else to keep troubleshooting or to fix something as big as a head gasket. He offered to buy her for $500 "for storage". I kinda think he's going to fix her and sell her at a profit. But without and other options we took what we could and are moving on.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:36 PM   #27
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Damnitalltohell! That really blows. Don't give up!! There are more great deals in better shape out there!
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Well for now at least we have no capital to work with to start over but we have not given up for the more distant future.
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