- Sep 11, 2012
- Los Angeles CA
That's Awesome man, glad it was as simple as air in the system.Hi guys, I had burped out the coolant in my system, and used the temp gun pointed at the thermostat. Looks like its holding steady around 185F-190F! I totally forgot about air in the cooling system. There is no smoke from the tailpipe, and it actually smells like burnt gas instead of burnt oil since I changed out the valve stem seals.
The original HG failed after my old radiator plugged up and I overheated the 2 miles back home. Miraculously the head and block were not warped in the slightest.
It's a Fel-Pro gasket and I know they don't exactly have the best reputation, but I got a really good deal on the kit from a friend in the industry, and I just want to make it last a couple more years because there is a diesel swap in the works right now.
Vacuum reads steady at 18 and idling around 700. No contamination of oil in the valve cover and runs silky smooth!
Thanks again for all the help and suggestions guys.
Can't wait to be out adventuring again!
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