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Old 07-19-2005, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my water pump has been on the fritz and I am waiting for the new one. But unfortunately my girlfriend has been in and out of the hospital. I don't like taking my other cars on long trips. But i have no good reason. So I jumped in the 318 and went up to where she lives. It's only 250 miles. This morning I went to run a few errands while I was here and I went to put coolant in the car today and I was distracted by something while doing it. Well i was driving and the temp needle shot up. I freaked out because I don't have time to wait for the part to show up here. I have to leave tommorow night.

Luckily, while distracted, my dumbass forgot to put the radiator cap on. And that is all the problem was.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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problem solved? wait out the part
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Whoops. The finish was vague.

The coolant boiled out because of no cap. So I put the cap back on it and BAM! Problem solved. I am still waiting for the part back in my hometown. Should be there when I get back.
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lol, i kinda figured that was the end of the story , however just keep a good eye on the temp gauge untill the new pump arrives.
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Oh you forgot to put your crp back on haha. I almost came close to that once or twice...or twelve times that ive ended up pissed off at my cooling system...

I hope everythign is good with your gf and you get the part soon, Good Luck!


(and one of the shops I go to usually gets the part within 6 hours (OEM part)....I think you need to find a new shop.
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