[Northkeep] A call for help, We tried and failed.

Bill Yanak invincobil at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 14 09:30:21 PDT 2010

I had some similar problems with my auto.Things to check:coolant(correct kind 
for auto) to water mix correct:Make sure that trans cooling lines are free from 
obstruction(easy to check out by removing lines and purging) The only other 
thing I can think of is that you might have a partly clogged core in radiator or 
completely clogged section.This however requires a radiator specialist and is 
not cheap.Remember with time all holes,cooling jackets,oils and other fluids do 
build up and create narrower passages.Hope this helps,Mine was radiator(half 
dead,but working kinda) and plugged trans cooling lines.Had them replaced and no 
problems since.Hope this might help you.

Good luck,

p.s an affordable and reliable,quick mechanic Nick Celli. 836-8288 or cell 
381-5685 ASE certified

From: "facon at cox.net" <facon at cox.net>
To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wed, July 14, 2010 10:38:30 AM
Subject: [Northkeep] A call for help, We tried and failed.

Greetings unto the populous, more specifically those that are mechanically 

I ask for advice, my chariot has been experiencing problems for a while now, 
Arthur(whom has been wonderful trying to help me work this out)  and I are 
stumped.  I am already $450 dollars into trying to figure out the problem to no 
avail and dont have the resources to keep fishing in the dark, so I am hopeful 
someone might be able to assist in figuring out the problem, so here is what is 
going on and what we have done:

My jeep keep heating up, not always overheating but running hot often on warm 
days.  It started this last summer, when I had the oil changed and transmission 
fluid and filter changed, it seemed to stop doing it but that was going into 
fall when the temp dropped. As soon as we hit 90's again the problem returned.  
She will run fine for a while at normal temp then for no known reason will start 
to heat up.  It heats up the worse in town street driving, she runs a little 
warm on the highway but doesnt usually get too bad(though it has happend once or 
twice), she mostly threatens to over heat from street driving.  Sometimes when 
she gets real hot and I pull over and let her cool down, if I wait a few minutes 
and start her back up, the temp will drop on its own again, not back to normal 
but much closer.

What has been done:  (Arthur please feel free to jump in with anything you think 
I might have missed or to add further commentary)

Put it in the shop at hibdon to get the system flushed and oil change, while 
there they discoved that the lower hose was very swelled so that was replaced as 
well as the therostat.  They did not state about any contaminents in my oil.

Didnt help continued to heat up.  So Arthur and I removed the water pump which 
seems to be in good working order, tested the thermostat on the stove which 
seems to be in good working order at proper temp, the water flows easily from 
top radiator hose to lower hose, water flows easily from overflow(which is the 
only place to put in coolant, there is not radiator cap) to the water pump, 
replaced the engine coolant sensor(the one that actually screws in the engine), 
keep checking the fan when it gets hot and it is always running, no condesation 
or fluid seen in tailpipe. The only other thing that has been suggested is the 
Radiator fan relay, while we think we have located it, dont have a way of 
testing it. 

I am currently very restricted on my travel, in town Fighter practice and 
Officers/Populous is about the max range I can make before she starts getting 
hot.  While she runs cooler on the highway I dont trust going out of town with 
it since it is an unknown issue.  Any assistance that could be offered would 
most surly be appreciated.

Thanks to all,

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