Motorboatin' SOB, Headlight Cleaning Guru
i am seriously about to hurt someone. even in 30 degree weather, my temp gauge will slowly rise up to the red area, ill get a check fuel light, it will stay on for about 30 seconds, then go back to normal. im pretty sure its not trapped air, since i have cracked that vent plug open to let hot air escape so many times. my water pump was replaced in august, t-stat replaced last summer, flushed radiator in october, hoses replaced and cooling system flushed two years ago (i think) by my dad. no white smoke, no coolant in the oil. the side coolant reservior bottle doesnt seem to hold water/coolant. i should note that i think that i have a slow coolant leak, although im not sure where its coming from. no signs of coolant leaking under the car, and i cant smell any coolant after i open the hood after driving around. the level of coolant in my radiator dropped some to about 5-6 inches below the neck, could be more. i noticed that theres an off-white type of plastic tube inside the radiator, and this "tube" looks warped and bent. ill probably replace my t-stat again. any ideas as to why im still overheating?