Here is a guide that can help Try disconnecting the return heater hose slightly to release any air in the core. Can I use the thermostat housing to hook up the heater along with the port on the back of the manifold. Its a 1989 k1500, with a 1995 5. And different size hoses prevents connecting the core up wrong. I don't think my heater hoses are backwards because I don't think it matters. That was my only reason for concern. It has something to do with the water not getting to the intake and circulating through the heads.
I have seen engines with cold side t-stats which rely water flowing through the heater circuit to expose the t-stat to the engine's water temp. Factory specs for this Camaro are 0-degrees advance, but we bumped it to 6 degrees to make the engine a little stronger on the bottom. If there is, the bearings are going and it's time to replace the water pump. I could not believe it could make that much difference. I have tried three Thermostats so I don't think it is a bad one. It may be the water pump but I am not totally sold on that. What is the direction of coolant flow to the heater core and why are there two different hose sizes? I cannot get display new anymore as it is not made.
It is one big loop and it will flow whichever way the engine dictates. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more. I love to see the guys who come out of the woodwork to help a rookie like me! Anyway, I am taking it to the shop tomorrow to get an alignment and will ask the mechanic there to see what he knows. I put used dash control in, made no difference. But be careful disconnecting themafter years of service they become very brittle and can break easily.
I can't understand why when you bypass the heater it also runs cool. If youre lucky, the distributor will drop in; if not, you may have to use a long slotted screwdriver to move the oil-pump drive slightly so the distributor will drop in. Hello - I have seen the propeller shaft so worn it was not circulating water very well but it went with overheating. I got rid of the radiator from the Chevy cuz it was way too wide for the International last fall - can't remember what it looked like for sure. I am going to ask another moderator to assist to see what they think also. Hello, I have a 88 silverado that had the same problem! This new radiator of course doesn't have a place for the heater hose if there ever was one. Bruce, it actually does matter, depending on the way the heater core is mounted in the housing, you'll want the heater core to fill with hot coolant to get the most heat in the cabin, otherwise, the heater core will have little pressure or coolant to do it's job.
Replaced thermostat with oem 195 had 180 in it and filled all coolant levels. The reason I ask is that I am having so over heating issues. The electrical connections are easy, because Chevy designed it so they will only connect one way. I guess I could have done it wrong though. Replace the distributor by starting with the rotor positioned 20 degrees counterclockwise from straight ahead, just like it came out. Eckler's has a great selection of premium Camaro heater hoses for fixing up those heating systems.
If the heater is off it gets to 225 before I turn the heater on to cool it down. With the heater plugged those engines will tend to overheat. I should have my lower radiator hose figured out this afternoon, so I guess I could just fill it with water and 'find it' by starting the engine. If this is your first attempt at working on a late-model small-block with all its hoses and wires, its best to mark each hose. Reconnect all the electrical and sensor connections. I don't see that is your problem. As engine gets to normal temperature on gauge.
In a few short minutes, we had all the parts, and we were ready to start wrenchin. Sometimes I turn truck on first thing and have heat controls set to warm temp and floor heat. I've heard it possible to overflow your cooling system. Solved my overheating problems and no heat problems when I found out everything was running backwards. It was news to me, and I would have spent alot of time trying to figure that one out.
And I'm not sure if I need to run some type of loop from the water pump to the intake. When the heater is on, I run fine at around 185. I replaced everything, and when I went to replace the fan and clutch, I found out there were some motors back in 88 and 89 that were counter-rotating motors. Winter can be tough on a car without a Camaro heater hose. Just run a hose from the intake to the water pump like most non sbc motors and your cooling system will run cooler and more consistent. You do have plenty of coolant.
I end up doing a fair amount of plumbing for my job aquaculture research. If you are going to remove the heater to work on it or if it leaks get one of those T's from the parts house that gets put in the heater hose as part of a cooling system flush kit. The key is to work carefully and pay attention to details like vacuum hose routing and how to fit all the brackets. So get started on your heater hose assembly project today. Is that water pump pushing the fluid through or is the high pressure of the heated liquid pushing the fluid back to the water pump? Now, I still think you have air in the system if the vehicle is reaching operating temp.
You can drill the thermostat, but I've found running the bypass hose works much better. Mine is out of a 87 to 92 Chevy truck with the roller cam. Some universal base gaskets dont offer the same sealing surface as the originals. That's an easy five minute fix and you won't have to worry if you disturbed coolant circulation that is needed to keep the engine temp under control. Now that the motor is in my 66, there is no place on the 66's radiator for a heater hose. Thoroughly clean the intake manifold sealing surfaces with a gasket scraper as mentioned above.