HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating

Hey guys, my car is overheating. I have an aluminum radiator and an electric fan. The car was running fine at 180 degrees and then it just started running very hot (above 230 degrees). I did replace the thermostat, water pump, and eventually had the heads checked. I did have a cracked head, so I replaced it and installed both heads with Felpro gaskets. I am still have issues with overheating and it is driving me insane. Did any run into an issue with this in the past and what did you do to fix the problem?
vernbray is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 678
Re: HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating

Are the head gaskets on correctly? They are stamped front on one side.
cmefly is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 02:57 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 10,298
Re: HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating

+1. Once the heads are on, the FRONT indicator is covered. But, with careful inspection, you can usually verify if they are on correctly or not. Check the photos below of the two most common Fel-Pro shapes for telltales. The bottom of each photo is toward the carb.

David




-=≡ If it was easy everyone would do it ≡=-
[size=1]HotShotsJava.com Hot Shots Java Coffeehouse, Poulsbo ,WA fair trade and 100% organic. Voted best espresso and coffee![/size]
PSIG is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ladson, South Carolina
Posts: 73
Re: HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating

Would like to know if you solved the overheating problem and what was wrong?
Kisertl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
302 Overheating! 302coupe Heating and Cooling 20 08-28-2017 10:32 AM
302 clevor overheating ozboss302 Heating and Cooling 6 02-03-2013 04:12 AM
overheating 302 62FalconFreak Heating and Cooling 6 08-27-2012 04:16 PM
69 302 overheating Jake50stang Heating and Cooling 11 07-14-2009 10:28 PM
Changed heads (351W on 302) - now overheating XR7Cougar Heating and Cooling 13 12-25-2005 03:46 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome