HeavyGunner Posted January 30, 2018 Share Posted January 30, 2018 Ok so I’ll admit it doesn’t take much to make me scratch my head trying to figure something out. I just got done putting the new wiring harness, radiator and electric fan in my Willys pick up. It has the 4 cylinder and ive barely ran the truck since I bought it due to things needing fixed first. The few times I’ve started it it’s only been just long enough to move it into a convenient spot in the yard to work on it. The engine is a fresh rebuild with less than 10 miles on it. When I first bought it I thought the thermostat was sticking because it would get hotter than I think it should (200-210) and I pulled the thermostat and it didn’t cure it. I pulled off the water pump to make sure something odd like the shaft between the pulley and the impelled wasn’t broken giving me the illusion that everything was working and it was fine. Like I said I put a new radiator in today had the cap off to burp it and that little sob was running 200-210 never really changing much. Tomorrow I’m going to try putting a new water temp gauge in to replace the one that is in it which is mechanical and I will likely replace with a mechanical. Other than the off chance that it’s the gauge what would make the little bugger run so hot? The thermostat is 180 and I had the fan running continuous and the little bugger still ran hot. I even took it for a short drive in the cold air (25 degrees) and it didn’t noticeably cool down that I could see. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Quote The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.The government can only "give" someone what they first take from another. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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