That's one of the many possible scenarios, yes.
I can confirm Joe is correct, I did my cooling system one leaking part at a time and ended up doing them all. Plastic crap all fails pretty much at the same time, I discovered first hand fixing one just makes the next one leak.
Joe knows these cars better than anyone, I've seen tons of his posts and he is almost never wrong, out of 5,000 posts he might be wrong once, if he says it, believe it.
The cooling system is the only possibility.... the overheating seems to only happen when driving it. Assuming the cooling system isn't the issue, what else could cause that?
Like he said you have to replace all pieces at same time, you fix one and the next one breaks under the pressure. I fixed my cooling system for 2 months one piece at a time. These cars run hot anyway it seems to me. I was monitoring temps and it was always around or over 220 but the overheat light never came on cause I hotwired my fan to always run full speed and used the heat like you to bring it down. Honestly I never did get mine fixed satisfactorily, I think that's way too hot for normal operating temp but I don't know for sure. Never had any other vehicle run that hot. I was suspecting because the guy before me used stop leak, not sure if these cars are supposed to run that hot or not, but then my engine blew due to other reasons and I've been waiting like 2 years for my mechanic to put another one in. Just replace every plastic crap part or you'll never get it fixed
The mechanic most likely didn't bleed the system properly... Or didn't replace all the defective parts.
The main culprit is the gooseneck pipe that comes off the back of the crossover assembly, (above the water pump). The large O-ring leaks, and the coolant runs across the top of the block and down on to the ground.
I think he was thinking of the gen 2 cooling system. Anyway, like I said it could be any of the things I listed, and airlocked is the most often reason.You talking about the engine fill pipe that has the thermostat housing attached to it too, Sport? Because I replaced that whole assembly already with the aluminum Jag setup.
I think he was thinking of the gen 2 cooling system. Anyway, like I said it could be any of the things I listed, and airlocked is the most often reason.
That makes me feel a bit better. Then maybe that's where that leak from the back is coming from.Yes, it can. I know that by experience.
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The auto parts stores used to carry the full strength coolant, and I would go buy a gallon of distilled water to make my own 50/50.
Much more economical. But the parts stores around me now only carry the pre-made 50/50 mix.
That's so the manufacturer and parts store can make more profit.