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marks914
03-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Well,
After almost a year of trying to track down the cooling issues on our 61 Lark Wagon I need to just take it in to someone.
anyone know of a good mechanic/shop near Detroit? My dad used to take our Studes to a guy in Dearborn on Warren, but that was back in the 70s.
i think we need to clean out the block, i just don't have time for it, need to take it in so we can use the car.
already replaced thermostat, water pump(set at right depth) timing, 2 radiators, new hoses.
it appears to be a flow issue still as even when I spray cold water on the radiator the temp is still a bit hot. Generally runs around 195 but can get up tp 220 at idle. Running 2 1800CFM electric fans. used a 4-core copper and 3 row aluminum, same result.

Thanks for the help

Mark

avanti76
03-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Bad head gasket??????

marks914
03-25-2012, 04:29 PM
Bad head gasket??????

nope, pressure tested the system and the cylinders.

Both sides of the engine read the same temps.

kamzack
03-25-2012, 05:15 PM
Mark,
6 or V8? I'm near Tecumseh, Mi.

marks914
03-25-2012, 05:24 PM
Mark,
6 or V8? I'm near Tecumseh, Mi.

259 V8
im in ferndale, not too far
Mark

kamzack
03-26-2012, 01:27 PM
PM sent.
KIm