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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by builder69 View Post
it runs hot about 210 degrees or so at stop signs and heavy traffic
You didn't tell us anything about your fan; is it electric or belt-driven? If electric, are you sure it's coming on? If belt-driven, is the shroud still installed?

Generally the symptoms you describe - cooling OK at speed but running hot when stopped - are symptoms of not enough fan-driven airflow through the radiator. An engine's fan is primarily there to cool the radiator while the car is stopped.

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