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Old 07-05-2004, 04:46 PM   #15
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Well, I don't know if you want to work on the engine yourself, or not, but if you are going to, and don't have anything else to check. IF you had any work done on the engine before the overheating started, the shop may have put the head gaskets on incorrectly. If I am not mistaken, there are ports for the circulation of coolant through the intake. If the gaskets are replaced wrong, they block flow to the intake, and heads. Check it out in your repair manual first. Let me know if that is it. Good luck.
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Subject: 370LE (Ford 460) engine overheating

My 1989 370LE has been in and out of the shop all summer with a still-unsolved problem with engine overheating. The engine is a Ford 460 with 14,000 original miles. No prior modifications to any
engine/drive component. Everything worked well prior to this
problem. The shop has done all of the obvious repairs and checks
(radiator cleaning, check/replace belts and hoses, replace sender and dash gauge and validate readings with heat gun, check water pump, timing, fan alignment, replace fan clutch, etc.), but nothing seems to solve the problem. The engine itself has passed all of the usual checks, including chemical analysis of the oil, compression checks, without any problems. This problem is new this year, and it came suddenly. The shop is now looking for an auxiliary fan system to supplement the factory system. Has anyone seen/solved a problem of this kind? I will appreciate any information.

Thanks. John
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