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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Written by goldwingman40 on 6/10/2010 at 05:03 am

It sounds to me like you have a bad radiator cap, not holding pressure. You can
get a replacement at the local auto parts,
#CST7515 or CST7516 (Cooling Systems Technologies) for about $7 or $8.

--- In, "Willie Seay" <willieseay@...> wrote:
> I have a serious overheating problem apparently due to my fan not kicking in
when its supposed to, or as often as its supposed too. The first time it
occurred was after doing some city riding in stop n' go traffic. When I
stopped, I heard this horrific loud gurgling noise coming from the overflow
compartment. The temperation gauge was maxed. It was scary as helloooooo and I
was afraid something was going to explode. I thank my lucky stars it didn't.
No smoke, no steam, no leaks. Anyways, after the gurgling subsided, I cranked
it up to see if the fan would kick in. It didn't, UNTIL I throttled up and
increased the RPM's between 3000-3500. As soon as I let off the throttle and
returned to idle, the fan would cut out and the temp would rise immediately.
Again, no fan until I throttled up. I left the city and got back on the open
road where all was fine with forced air keeping it cool, but it occurred again
in the next city. I tried keeping my RPM's high at stops, but have no clue if
the fan ever kicked in. If it did, it certainly had no effect. One theory was
the fan wasn't getting the voltage it needed. Long story short, the battery
checked out okay, but I installed my backup R/R thinking "just maybe" that might
be the problem. It wasn't. Fortunately I made it home safely from my two-day
road trip, but now I need to find and fix the problem. I'm asking for your
suggestions as to a logical sequence to trouble shoot this problem. Feel free
to reply direct to my email. THANKS SO MUCH!

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