Can't fill thru thermostat/Upper Radiator hose?
Okay, so after a LONG wile of doing this, that & the other thing on my Caprice, I've finally gotten everything done, and technically she's ready to be back in daily driver status.
Yesterday, and a few days past, I noticed in the manual temperature gauge (RH Cylinder head sender hole) climbing up to 210°F at a stop light, with the AC on. Ambient air ~ 95°F.
I get home, and check the fans, and both are operating correctly. I check the PCM temperature thru my laptop software, and sure enough it°s 200°+.
Today I pull the thermostat, and check it on the stove in a pot of water. It starts to open @ 160°F, and continues to fully open somewhere around 180°F.
I've got a new gauge, so for the heck of it I'm ready to install. After passing the coolant mixture thru a screened funnel, I'm ready and start pouring into the thermostat opening.
I'm lucky if I can get a half pint, till the coolant reaches the top of the water pump thermostat opening. What the HECK is going on?
I pulled the lower hose going into the water pump, and let that drain and tried again, with the same results.
Does anyone have any idea what to look into next?
Should I pull the pump?
Is there some sort of gigantic air pocket in the block?
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