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

Blak Hawk blakhawk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 11:20:37 PDT 2010

Does the Exhaust have good output pressure. Is there something in the Cat.
Converter which would be swelling and causing restricted air flow or loose
baffles in the exhaust or packing in the muffler shifting around. I have had
a vehicle with this sort of situation before. Is VERY uncommon, but i chased
it for months. It will usually manifest it's self in Power loss at highway
speeds and overheating on city streets. Short trips appear fine but when
engine warms up, power loss begins gradually and is usually accompanied by
overheating. Partial blockage will not cause the engine to stall normally
from sucking back Exhaust.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM, ld.blackmoon <ld.blackmoon at cox.net> wrote:

> greetings
> he has good water flow through the radiator, comes out as fast as it goes
> in, good flow from the res to the water pump. could be wrong , but think the
> radiator is pretty clear. he has a tow package on the trans, we changed the
> fluid and filter last summer, fluid was burnt and had a small amount of
> shavings present in bottom of pan, but didn't blow out any of the lines, or
> do anything with the transaxle ( 4 wheel drive ) .
> question for the real mechanichs , can i use air to blow out the
> transmission lines ? if so how high should i set the regulator ?
> list so far, of possible causes not already checked.
> 1: exhaust leak blowing hot air on engine - probability low ( for several
> reasons, but want to check anyway )
> 2: trasmission lines clogged - probability med high
> 3:radiator portion of trans cooling system clogged-probability med high
> 4:trans tow package radiator clogged - probability med high
> note: reason for rating trans higher,include populace suggestions, as well
> as the previous condition of trans fluid / filter, and trans is having
> occasional down shift issues.
> if none of the above items is cause , could it be the transaxle ?
> Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun
> Arthur
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Yanak" <invincobil at yahoo.com>
> To: "The Barony of Northkeep" <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 11:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [Northkeep] A call for help, We tried and failed.
>  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,
>> William
>> 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
>> inclined,
>> 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,
>> Facon
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