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2G Weird happening overheating

VivaLaOC

Proven Member
82
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Mar 16, 2021
La Grande, Oregon
So last night I drove my dad out to my brother's house, on the way back my 2G was overheating I immediately pulled over and popped the hood to investigate. The top radiator hose had popped off and I added some more coolant in and kept overheating all the way back which was about 1/4 mile from home. Anyways, I thought I needed a new waterpump, but I got up today checked my coolant and such and had essentially none in there. So I filled her up and took her for a short drive, wasn't overheating but fluctuated a bit but now is completely happy and fine. Just wondering if this is a symptom of anything, I've searched and found nothing.

Any input is appreciated, thanks.
 

GermanGsx95'

Probationary Member
15
4
Apr 29, 2021
Erbach, Europe
Had the Same Problem on one of my cars.
Car started to overheat and some coolant was missing to.
After checking everything, I found a leaking waterpump.
Replaced the pump and the thermostat and never had an issue on the car.

You will need to remove the timing belt to get access to the waterpump, so consider to change it to if you are going to replace the waterpump.
 

VivaLaOC

Proven Member
82
13
Mar 16, 2021
La Grande, Oregon
Sounds like you had an air pocket that wasn't pushed out while driving last night- post refill. Once it cooled it pushed the air pocket out.
Thanks guys, yeah I kinda figured it was either of those things. I plan on getting the kit to do both the waterpump and timing belt I have a clear cam cover to put on anyways so ill do all 3 at the same time
 

VivaLaOC

Proven Member
82
13
Mar 16, 2021
La Grande, Oregon
Sounds like you had an air pocket that wasn't pushed out while driving last night- post refill. Once it cooled it pushed the air pocket out.
Also, is this a healthy idle? The guy I bought the car from said the engine was rebuilt at 200,000 and currently I have 261,576

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Tyeler18

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Dec 16, 2008
Casa Grande, Arizona
Also, is this a healthy idle? The guy I bought the car from said the engine was rebuilt at 200,000 and currently I have 261,576

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Healthy as far as what? 750 RPM's at hot idle with stock cams +/-50RPM is fine
 
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