Over Heating

Blown Head Gasket? Symptoms and Repairs

Reader Question My name is Melissa, and I have had some problems with my vehicle and I am trying to find an answer, or explanation about one question. I own a 1988 Ford Bronco ii, and I took it to my mechanic because it had very low oil pressure. He said that the crankshaft, lifters, […]

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Engine Overheats

Engine Overheats

Hi Austin, after running the engine for about 30 to 40 minutes coolant comes back up through the overflow bottle. I am thinking possible small head gasket leak. I did a combustion leak test and no discoloration of the test fluid was seen. Do you think K&W Block Seal will solve this problem? Bill Hello […]

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K&W Engine Block Sealer for Head Gasket Leaks

K&W Engine Block Sealer for Head Gasket Leaks

Austin I have a blown head gasket or cracked block.  The coolant test came back positive for combustion.  I’ve tried Bar’s Leak Block Sealer and K-Seal.  Neither worked.  The coolant is bubbling out of the expansion tank so I’d say the sealer isn’t even making it to the crack as the compression is pushing it […]

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Upper Radiator Hose Blew Up
By January 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Upper Radiator Hose Blew Up

Reader Question   Hi…i have a 99 Nissan Frontier 2.4 2WD. Replaced the water pump (leaking, the thermostat, & the radiator cap.  Still overheating.  Idling after it sits for 30 minutes, it stays cool, but within 5 minutes of driving overheats. There is a lot of pressure on top hose. I was trying to get […]

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How to Bleed the Cooling System

How to Bleed the Cooling System

Reader Question   Hey Austin, I had just replaced the radiator in my car and was trying to fill up the radiator when I noticed I kept getting large air pockets that would burp up at me. How do you remove those air pockets and bleed the air out of the cooling system? Tom T. […]

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Why Did My Car Engine Overheat?

Why Did My Car Engine Overheat?

Reader Question Hello Austin, My car overheated one day and I immediately began searching for the problem. To make a long story short, I replaced water pump, Timing belt, t-stat, temp sensor, cap, flushed radiator completely and re-filled with HOAT coolant as recommended. The car still over heats, cooling fans are working with A/C and […]

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Honda Engine Keeps Overheating
By December 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Honda Engine Keeps Overheating

Reader Question I have a Honda Civic.  The engine keeps overheating.  We have replaced the water pump, radiator, 1 hose going to the water pump and another hose going to the radiator.  Our mechanic said the old radiator had a crack in it and that the fan and thermostat are fine.  Any help is very […]

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Coolant Flush

I received a few emails last week from readers asking me about when would be a good time to change the antifreeze in their car and flush out the radiator. I really like to be proactive on preventive maintenance items like this but I also want to show you a quick and easy way for […]

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Car Engine Overheating

Car Engine Overheating

  “Why is my car engine overheating? What causes an engine to overheat” I get this question all the time on my websites and especially during the hotter summer months.  I made this video to help you determine what might be the cause of your overheating problem and what you can rule out as not […]

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Engine Oveheating – My Car Overheats and Runs Hot – Symptoms and Causes
By July 31, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

Engine Oveheating – My Car Overheats and Runs Hot – Symptoms and Causes

  “Why is my car engine over heating? What causes an engine to overheat” I get this question all the time on my websites and especially during the hotter summer months.  I made this video to help you determine what might be the cause of your overheating problem and what you can rule out as […]

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