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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 08:39 PM
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Re: HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating

Are the head gaskets on correctly? They are stamped front on one side.
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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.


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Re: HELP!!!!!! Ford 302 overheating

Would like to know if you solved the overheating problem and what was wrong?
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