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Old 04-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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new wires and some of the old wires...I've got a kitchen trashbag full of the old crap
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:49 AM
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Looks Awesome dude!

Not sure on the radiator? I've done the same as you (left the cap off, and run it until the Tstat opens, then add more), never had that either.

Can't wait to see er out on the trails!
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:29 AM
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Looks Awesome dude!

Not sure on the radiator? I've done the same as you (left the cap off, and run it until the Tstat opens, then add more), never had that either.

Can't wait to see er out on the trails!
I'm still searching around to find out. I didn't drive it, just let it idle up to temp. It never seemed to get above normal but I've filled more than a few over the years and once the t-stat opens the radiator level generally just drops, and you fill it back up as it circulates. This spewed everywhere, like 3-4 inches above my radiator
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:31 AM
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Wow what a total transformation. nice work...

I wonder if the block just had a bunch of air in it that was working itself out or allowing coolant to boil and it just spewed.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:58 AM
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thats my thought. The temp never got above 200 which is the normal temp...
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:17 PM
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it most likely over heated..
nothing to major.. that's normal behavior on some cars..
even if using the spill free funnels it will do that.. that's why they come with a plug so that the system will build pressure and cycle normally..
you should have nothing to worry about
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:05 PM
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It sat so long since it last ran I'll bet the block was dry or almost dry. Since it was not hot the t-stat was closed when you put water in it. Once it got hot enough for the t-stat to open, it dropped cold water into a very hot and dry block. So it flashed into steam creating the geyser. Your t-stat may have been stuck with crud too from drying out that made it stay closed a little longer than normal.

If the block was say 3/4 full of water and 1/4 of air, the block water will just warm up until the t-stat opens and the radiator water replaces the air bubble. The water mixes but there is no flash of steam, you just see the radiator level drop.

If you install a new engine or have one that has dried out, you can fill the radiator with water heated on the stove just below boiling so that it will cause the t-stat to open and fill the block part ways before you even start the engine.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:39 AM
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Ah, I like Randy's answer. That would make perfect sense.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:49 AM
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thats what I was thinking as well. Seems to be ok, I'll find out this weekend when I shock tune, I'll be running it around.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:26 PM
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Almost done, hopefully everything works smoothly in Moab
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