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B16a2 swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by fobar66, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. fobar66

    fobar66 New Member

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    Finished off swapping my B16a2 in my ek a few weeks ago, when for a drive the other day and noticed the temp was getting quite high, when i was getting to like 70mph, the water in the expasion tank was boiling up, so we checked the coolend system and bleed it thought worked better but was still get quite warm, we checked the thermostat,raditor cap, checks for leaks etc and thats w all good, my main question are if my water pump is dead is there a way off testing it will it still on the engine, also my spark plug gaps are 35 thou's when the services manuals says it sould be 42 thous could this be advancing the timing enough to cause the over heating
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    make sure your fan is working and blowing the right way
     
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    Yeah the fan blows the right way
     
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    VTECin5th Administrator

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    No on the spark plugs thing.
    If your car only overheats while coasting, it's the water pump.
    If it starts overheating and you rev up the car and the temperature falls that means the water pump is barely working.
    If you've checked everything else and don't know the history on the water pump, you need to change that and the timing belt anyways.
     
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