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    1. 03-07-2008 09:44 AM #1
      i have my car parked in a heated garage for the moment, but i don't have a lot of spare time and places i need to go. must have added too much water when changing my t'stat. the main radiator hose is frozen and my car might or might not be over heating, i think it's just the sensor.
      is there a fast way to thaw this until i can get to the dealership for more g12 or whatever?
      thanks guys,

    2. 03-07-2008 02:30 PM #2
      You probably hav ethe car warmed up now. However you may want to watch for leaks as there are plugs that could be popped out from freezing.

    3. 03-07-2008 02:47 PM #3
      Actually, there are no freeze plugs on new style blocks.

    4. 03-07-2008 02:50 PM #4
      Probably sheared the plastic waterpump if you started it when frozen solid.
      My guess is if it's overheating after freezing, that's what happend. Bummer.

    5. 03-08-2008 02:17 PM #5
      i have the metal impeller. and now i have a higher concentration of coolant but it still overheats unless im running the heater.

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      03-08-2008 04:07 PM #6
      damn.. you must live in a really cold spot..
      how cool does it get in the summer time??
      We have high 120*F here sucks ass if u know wut I mean..
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