Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Perth, Australia
Re: 351W overheating- HELP PLEASE!?!?!
The radiator shop, iniatially refilled the radiator(as it overheated and dropped all its coolant upon arrival), then let it run for a few minutes at idle with the radiator cap off,while watching the temp gauge rise away! Then shut the engine off and ....WOOOFF. A big gush of water came back out the radiator. the guy said thermo is block , remove it.
Then i removed the thermostat and drove it again. Sure enough, still overheating. I left the truck with the guy and he ran a further series of tests. The results came back - water pump, thermostat, radiator fine. the engine is overheating at the back of the block ( front seems fine). He suspects some sort of blockage, maybe head gaskets on backwards. I know this is not the case, but do suspect some blockage in the rear of the block.....
1963 Galaxie 500 convertible
1964 Galaxie 500XL Fastback
1971 Galaxie 500 2Dr
3 x 1964 Galaxie 500 sedans
One huge shed and a very understanding wife!