HELP! I just idled my 84 351W and saw that the temp was between 210-220 and after I shut it off kept rising to 230. After 10 minutes I opened the radiator cap because it was unexpectedly not hot and realized it was 3/4 full because of a leak. I pray nothing got damaged. It ran fine and the only thing that I saw was a hot engine And pressure releasing through the overflow. I just hope nothing got damaged!!! I can't afford it.
Don't see A problem. Coolant will rise in temperature after engine shutoff because the block is hot and the temperature sensor is screwed into the block. As there is no coolant circulation after shutoff the coolant in the block is the only medium that can dissipate the heat but they are designed to do that. As to the temperature being in the 220 range that is A problem either as with A pressurized cooling system the temperature can rise much higher than that before boiling takes place. From now on remember to check coolant level at least every 2 week's so problems can be caught in time!!
+dale smith didn't sound like he was asking what cars could rev higher than his v8, nor was he asking what the incorrect redline was. That vehicle most likely don't even have a tach in it for him to know where it was at.
I installed a new c6 transmission in my 85 bronco. When I started it, it made a slight power steering noise by the bell housing. I'm councerned that it's damaging something. Please help! Ps. . Is it bad to crank the engine for 8 seconds since its been sitting for a month?
In my 85 bronco gas filler pipe, there's a second pipe that smaller and is a straw type plastic in the same pipe. I don't know if it's the over flow but it's not very secure and I got to put the tank back up.