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COOLING PROBLEM 1973 318 SATELLTE

  
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COOLING PROBLEM 1973 318 SATELLTE

 
dedward dedward
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/08
Posted: 10/05/08
05:44 PM

HELLO MOPAR gODS

HAVE A 1973 SATELLITE SEBRING , REBUILD 318 , BORED .30
SQUARED HEADS, KB PISTONS( OEM) .425 COMPCAM , STOCK RADIATOR, TRANSMISSION , 323 REAREND JUST GOT IT ON THE ROAD . OVERHEATING !

TOOK OUT THERMASTAT , EMPTIED THE RADIATOR OF COOLANT AND REFILLED WHILE RUNNING - APPEARS TO BE GOOD FLOW FROM RADIATOR INTO ENGINE AND ENGINE INTO RADIATOR JUST BY GROSS OBSERVATION .

LESS OF A PROBLEM  ALTHOUGH COOLING BETTER AT A CONSTANT LOW , LESS THAN 50 MPH THEN AT A STOP BEGINS TO GET WARMER AND WARMER AND WARMER BUT NOT OVERHEATING  



ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED  

drmopar drmopar
Guru | Posts: 1445 | Joined: 02/08
Posted: 10/05/08
06:09 PM

Rad, is likely the problem, even though it appears to flow o.k. there is no way for you to determine if it is flowing properly other than taking it to a rad shop and having it flow tested. I would recommend installing a new or recore rad with an extra row of cooling tubes for some added insurance.  

dedward dedward
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/08
Posted: 10/05/08
06:14 PM

HELLO

THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION AND TIME ." RECORD RAD" MEANS?
CURRENT RAD IS ORIGINAL , SO OEM OR AFTERMARKET . DOES EXTRA COOLANT ROW CONTAINED IN REPLACEMENT RAD OR IS THIS EXTRA?

THANKS AGAIN  

dedward dedward
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/08
Posted: 10/05/08
06:17 PM

HELLO
REREAD YOUR POST , MISREAD IT THE FIRST TIME. NEVER MIND , I THOUGHT SO TOO , WILL PROBABLY REPLACE AS IS ORIGNAL RADIATOR. THANK YOU  

dedward dedward
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/08
Posted: 10/17/08
09:07 AM

had rad core replaced with 3-coil 1/2 tubes .
cools very well now