Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mystic CT
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Re: Overheat? Now wont start
I know its kinda late to try this but when I drained my coolant, flushed the system (just used water to flush it) and refilled it I needed to fill it, drive it up the block and back, let it sit for like 30 min, then fill it again, I did this 2 times and it worked well with no overheating issues. Sometimes it needs to circulate the coolant all around the system.
The only way I knew to try this is I had a major prob on my bimmer which has a purge valve you need to let the air bubbles out of and need to rev the engine at like 2000-3000 rpm for like 30 sec, purge the system and repeat 3 times… Retarded I know it took me like a month and 3 times taking the front of the engine apart to figure it out… I know the s-10 doesnl;t have a purge valve and is a much simpler system but trying what I said above might work for ya… or maybe not and you have a different prob but yea…
For the q of engine or head gasket. I would say try head gasket its like say $50 fix at max if you do it yourself compared to like 300+ for a motor.
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Last edited by threehouse; 06-09-2009 at 11:52 AM.