SoCalEcotecs

A group of car enthusiast that support the Ecotec motor and the Delta platform

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    Gxpfire

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    Join date : 2011-01-23
    Age : 31
    Location : Anaheim

    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Gxpfire on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:48 pm

    I would try a new thermostat, cheap and easy.

    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:54 am

    Replaced the thermostat which was in backwards. New coolant. No dice.

    Driving it back home tonight, it was at about 230*. Twice, I would get a huge whiph of coolant the the thermometer would show a reading of 195* and even lower than that. I have no doubt in my mind that there's some clog or something along those lines in the coolant system. My guess is it's gotta be the radiator, especially seeing how it appears this thing has been in some sort of accident at one point.
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    Stacy_Dammit!

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    Join date : 2010-07-14
    Age : 30
    Location : Los Angeles

    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:01 am

    Time to replace

    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:35 pm

    Confirmed. It is the radiator. Coolant is flowing through maybe 25% of it. Time to replace!
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    Stacy_Dammit!

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:54 pm

    OooOoO lala...sexy sig there...Yourself or Joey?

    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:06 am

    That's my turd. it's a quick chop that I did so you guys wouldn't laugh at me. haha
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    Stacy_Dammit!

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:44 am

    No lol'ing at you...Its dope looking...now put a SCE logo....NAOW Twisted Evil hehe jk

    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:17 pm

    haha I will. I just don't want to feel like I'm cheating as I haven't done the swap yet.

    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:33 pm

    OMG if only I had the money for the swap right now http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/pts/2180966878.html
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    MikethemodlistKoldus

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    Age : 33
    Location : HB

    Re: New guy.....

    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:42 pm

    haha do it do it do it!


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    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:06 pm

    well i'm also finding cav's with low miles on the ecotec for CHEAP. I may just save up and buy a whole new car. Anything's better than this turd.
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    MikethemodlistKoldus

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:08 pm

    haha or do that !@#$ it lol


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    Stacy_Dammit!

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:37 pm

    So hoes the car?
    I know where there is a Ecotec engine sitting on a totaled sedan. Its in a junk yard. I took some interioir parts for mine hehe. Its a 2.2.

    Ecomark

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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:54 pm

    I must keep a look out!

    The car is still having issues. Flushed out the heater core and this thing obviously had nothing but water in it at one point. So much rust! It still overheats over time and we've come to the conclusion that the water pump has suffered from this. Hopefully once the new water pump is in, there won't be any more flow issues until I can find a good Ecotec for the swap!

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