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Two questions.

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by virominoff, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. virominoff

    virominoff FEOA Member

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    What is the max temp for the coolant? I've seen 220 and 250F.

    What is the hose in the pictures? I don't see where it could go or anything with half a line. I have an automatic transmission if that's important. uploadfromtaptalk1443375966990.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1443376003606.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1443376037903.jpg
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    twisted95 FEOA Donator

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    pic no not sure pic 2 heater core unplug. plug on fire wall looks to be egr 93 and under did not have egr unless it was a California car
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    looks like power rack is leaking
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    YAgree with twisted, the second one is heater core.
    the cirst one looks like vacuum line, do you have hose to pcv?
  5. virominoff

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    Yeah the heater was unhooked. That was just to give an idea of where the line in the first and last pictures are at. I do have my PCV hooked up.

    The first image is of the line, the second shows it near the firewall, and the third is where the hose is connected.

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    looks like the port for pvc vaccum is caped off
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    I will go out and check, but I think that could be the tube that goes to the charcoal box. Well, actually to a sensor that then goes to the box, brb, I will go check right now.
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    Yes, that one goes to the charcoal box, but not to the sensor, so it should be routed under the intake and off to the drivers side across the transmission. Hope that helps.
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    PS, by the looks of that line, you should maybe replace it?
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    Charcoal box seems right. I have noticed a gas smell at times.

    It's definitely not the PCV. I still have that. This line comes from the firewall.

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    Yeah, I currently have mine tore apart so I just went and looked, that one goes back to the gas tank.
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    virominoff FEOA Member

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    Thank you for your help.

    You wouldn't happen to know the max temp of the coolant would you?
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    I would guess about 220 would be the max you want. 212 is boiling and with pressure a bit more but 250 seems out of the ballpark for a street car.
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    220 is when the high speed fan should kick on
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    On my aftermarket temp gauge 240 is when my high speed fan kicks on, this at the very end of the normal range on the factory temp gauge 212 is perfect 250 is overheating. Normal driving the temp stays right where the thermostat opens 195 at least on my car that is. I've had it on 250 before do to fan relay failure no steam or issues but probably not good either.
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    212 deg F is boiling for WATER at SEA LEVEL, approx 201 deg F at my altitude [approx 5500 to 6000 feet most of the time] and has NOTHING to do with our coolant temps [caps for emphasis, not loudness, ha]. I'd have to look at our coolant properties for more detailed info, but it does NOT boil at 201 NOR 212 deg F.... just general info. AND as the system operates under pressure, it's boiling temp is INCREASED above what it would be at atmospheric pressure.

    I'm just cautioning us/me not to use water properties for our coolant system.

    Good luck,

    LarryR
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    Is there a way to trim the come-in temp to be a little lower?
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    Given all of the problems with the stock fan relays and crap, go stand alone fan controller and set it for what you want. The cheap ebay ones work fine.

    Otherwise you might be able to fool the ecm with a resistor or something, but then it will be fooled all the time.

    Could also just just the low side relay to turn on the high speed relay. You would have max fan speed at the low speed temp (which is what most cheap controllers would give you anyhow).
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    Considering the dual-probe system I could do a resistor cheat without affecting the gage reading.

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