Greenlight wrote:There is a product called "water wetter" that is an even better heat conductor that really works, if needed.
Bubstr wrote:A little tip. Usually the cooling systems weak spot is the transfer of heat to the air.Having ducted cool air going threw the radiator is worth it's weight in gold. The only time a fan really does anything is at idle or lower speeds. This is good because your not pushing air threw the radiator with speed and gives you a head start on temp control for when you really make the heat.
Most times if you have a overheating problem, it comes from air not having to go threw the radiator or a radiator with fins too close together or too thick, restricting flow, or shrouds and fan restricting flow of air. I have seen that flat plastic panel that goes from the core support to the bumper cause all kinds of heating problems, when missing. Big holes in the core support can let air around too. It will take the path of least resistance and make a good cooling system second rate. The little air dam on Pontiacs and Cameros can even hurt them if missing. It let air out under and with smaller grille opening, it's enough to over heat one that makes any kind of power.
The bottom line is, you make heat when in the gas and at that time a fan is useless because air should be going faster than the fan, if not, you have trouble.
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