Engine Overheating FYI

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Asked by Jun 28, 2008 at 03:04 PM about the 1987 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It absolutely amazes me how many people are having problems with overheating and yet nobody suggestes changing the radiator cap. If the radiator cap is not functioning properly it allows pressure to be vented from the cooling system prematurely causing a lower boiling point. This then causes the engine to overheat. This is a $5 part on most vehicles.

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most people know about the cap going bad and replacing it,IT LEAKS.

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another problem is grabbing the wrong intake gaskets there is two if you buy the wrong one it fits but restricts a little.

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