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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2015, 02:15 AM
tw2005
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I'm going to say start with the basics, sounds like white smoke = steam. when the gauge hits the red it'll be that hot and under pressure that when it releases it'll instantly be vapour.

I hit the red once in an Express van, bang, radiator tank separated and all I saw in my mirrors was a white cloud. thought I'd hit something but it was the contents of the radiator vaporising.

So there's a lot of variables from split hoses, seized thermostat (closed), failed water pump, blocked radiator.

Avoid adding cold coolant to an overheated engine , let it cool down a bit and add with it running, you can crack heads.

be careful releasing the cap if it's this hot , Burns

don't have the A/c running, that will just add heat into the area
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