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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Houston, Tx
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Thanks for your suggestions. So far to check out my heating problem I've:

1. updated the guage and sensor
2. checked the thermostat
3. exercised and readjusted the flap controls. (I can't see the flaps actually work, but it sounds like they are hitting the stops when I move the bar.
4. Checked for obstructions in the fan and other intakes
5. plugged up the holes in the tin. Put in new spark plug wires with new seals. (they were old anyway and thought it a good excuse to upgrade.)
6. checked timing. I have the petronix ignitor. Timing is dead on. Dwell is 57 degrees, but I understand that it doesn't mean anything with an electronic ignition kit.
7. checked that hot air deflectors are in place under the car.
8. peeked at the bottom of the oil cooler to see if it is dirty/plugged. It appears fine.
9. tightened the alternator belt as recommended although I don't see how that could affect the cooling.

So, it appears that I might be pulling the tin shortly. Too bad, now is the time you want to drive this car in Houston.
Ron Dupre
Old 11-12-2001, 03:44 PM
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