I have a British Triumph 1500 and it drives GREAT on the open highway but heats up when I stop in traffic and usually stalls out. What's up??

Asked by Jun 11, 2014 at 07:46 PM about the 1975 Triumph Spitfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Typical Triumph problem. The radiator is not allowing the engine to cool. Its 40 years old. Replace it or have it cleaned out. If its the original, I'd look into a updated replacement.

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