I have had nothing but problems with the cooling system of my car. The cooling fans have eaten more than a few hoses and eventually, the radiator cracked. All of this led me to believe my car was running too hot.
The radiator has been replaced with the Koyo al, and a new, 160 degree, FAIL OPEN thermostat. After numerous burps, spanks, swears, and kicks, my temp needle is constantly fluctuating.
Initially, the temp will be normal. After 30 mins or so, it'll start to rise and drop. Sometimes to the second hash mark, sometimes all the way. Also, as my speed fluctuates, so does the temp. Moderated take offs increase temp, then it cools down, but will rise again as it does while at a stop light.
The latest incident was the other day after the fan ate another hose. Put on the new hose, burped, and burped, and burped, went to the store, and the MF'er overheated. When I pulled over the overflow tank was FULL and the upper hose was under so much pressure I couldn't squeeze it. When the car finally cooled down, the pressure was normal and the overflow tank read "F" (full).
Please help, I don't wash my car anymore and I'm broke.