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  1. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    I did, and you are right, it made no difference. I'm going to get three containers of oil with a couple of motor flushes. Flush the engine with fresh 10-30 oil a couple of times, then put in fresh oil. Hopefully, that will clean it out and it will take care of my problem. The engine starts...
  2. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    My mistake. I was talking about the radiator on the last post, what I think might be the problem is my motor is plugged up. I only use my truck about every 3 months to go to the dump, so it doesn't get used much, also I think I put in 30wt. oil. The water seems to be getting around every where...
  3. Engine flush

    Has any of you ever tried an engine flush? My truck has a 360 and has started to over heat recently. I have posted on here before and as I said, I have placed the radiator cap, thermostat and water pump, but it is still over heating. If you have what did you use and just how well did it work?
  4. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    Well, I finally put a new water pump on my truck and it made no difference, it's still overheating. So, I have changed the thermostat, radiator cap and water pump. I even by-passed the heater core and ran my hose straight from the pump to the engine and it's the same. It starts right up, I don't...
  5. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    No, definitely no leak. I've owned several vehicles new and old and I have never seen one build up that much pressure. The pump is on order, so as soon as I get it hopefully it will solve my problem. If not, and the radiator is still good, then I guess the last item is a blown head gasket.
  6. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    As soon as I get the pump put in, I will try that. I bought the radiator about 4-5 years ago from Summit Racing. It's an aluminum radiator.
  7. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    Thanks for getting back with me. Yesterday I took the water pump off, so hopefully I am half way there.
  8. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    Well, thanks for your help.
  9. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    Well, I don't know much about water pumps, I probably haven't changed one in 20-25 years. I took a hose that is on top of my water pump and turned over my and let it run for about 20 seconds and nothing came out. My guess is I might have a dead water pump.
  10. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    Ok, I just went and checked my truck and the radiator is about 1/2 gallon low and no pressure. I'm thinking maybe the heater core is plugged?? I didn't notice any water leaking from around my water pump, but I'm going to get start it and get under my truck to see if I can see anything.
  11. 1973 Ford F-100 360 engine overheating

    I am new to this forum and I need your help. I have owned this truck for about 5 years. I had a rebuilt engine put in about 4 years ago and I have had no real problems with it. About a month ago, it started getting hot and forcing coolant out where my hose was connected. I replaced the hose...
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