I was afraid of blowin' a head gasket as well. When it got that hot I was still enroute so I backed out of the peddle.
I kept checkin on the oil and see no sign of coolant in it. Not seein any steam out the tail pipe.
Heater core was clogged because PO put stop leak in. Found that out when I changed the heater hoses.
PO had a splice in one hose and it was leaking.
Although now with that said he may have poured in the stop leak because there was a head gasket leak. Who knows?
Yes this engine is tough as nails. I was thinking about a clogged radiator as well.
I was also thinkin about a weak pump, but it is not leakin, new pump put on about 5 year ago.
Belt is worn but still in good shape. Can a water pump get weak?
The old T-stat was 180 when I got the new one I didn't even check the temp until I was home.
The old cap was 16lbs. When I asked for a new on parts guy got it and was 16lbs also.
No electric fan. Just engine coolant rad and AC condenser. No electric fan of any kind.
As far as putting on a efan I was thinking about that a few years back. I got 2 two position fans (high low)
from a ford taurus and was thinking about mounting them some way. just to get more HP.
Then a while back I seen you post
And that looks good. Thanks for the schematic.
I wanted to have a factory looking mount / fan shroud that covered the entire radiator then supported the fan.
To let the fan pull the air through the entire radiator.
May just have to use zip ties, mount one efan in front of the AC condenser as a pusher on a toggle switch for now.
Thanks all for the comments and let you guys know what happens.
I think I'll flush everything out GOOD. Make (we'll see how that goes) advance get a better quality clutch. They can pay the a shop the labor if a shop has to change warranty parts. (per brother he worked at a auto parts about 5 years ago) So I see what they will do for me.
Then zip tie one of those efans and see how that works