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    Cooling system

    Hi All,

    I have just bought a 1971 3.0si, when i run the car at stand still for about 5 mins, the temp gauge goes up to the middle quite quickly, one side of the rad is hot and the other is cold.

    I was thinking about the followng:

    replace the water pump, replace the thermostat, flush the rad, and system, add good quality coolent.

    Does any one have any recomendations, as far as i know all the parts on the car are original stock. The rad looks fine I just don't want to hit any overheating problems.

    Also when does the fan kick in.

    Many thanks Carl


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    Re: Cooling system

    it could be many things, but since you just acquired the car, it would be a good idea to replace the items you stated. also, it could be that your radiator is clogged or a faulty fan clutch. you don't have to purchase a new radiator since aluminum radiators can be serviced. remove it and take a to a radiator shop ($50 max).

    marko

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    Hi Marko,

    Thanks for the help, I have also found a small leak in the rad so I am going to get this re-cored as well. So apart from the fan that should be good overall of the cooling system.

    Cheers Carl

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    FAQ Link with useful info

    Since you're looking to get everything up to par, the attached FAQ link will be useful to you.



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