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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Amorget - thanks - great tip and tonight i plan on digging into this further. ill keep everyone posted on findings.
Planning a t-stat swap here. Definately the lower radiator hose is cold to the touch with the engine @ 220F. I'll keep everyone posted!
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 04:24 PM
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Planning a t-stat swap here. Definately the lower radiator hose is cold to the touch with the engine @ 220F. I'll keep everyone posted!
Keep after it and you'll figure it out. I started with my t-stat, too.
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Have you done a tstat swap on the car before? Do you know how to do one? They are a huge pain in the arse!!! I did mine last spring. I suggest you get the shop directions for it if you have never attempted one on this car before. You have to spin the clamp around on the hose to get at the bolt. Don't try to take the hose off, there isn't enough room down there to get it off unless your a contortionist or you have a small child that super strong!

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..........replaced the thermostat last summer ............
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Have you done a tstat swap on the car before? Do you know how to do one? ........
I think maybe he knows.

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I think maybe he knows.
yes, thanks I didn't get to the stat but plan (again) tonight. You're right almost comically painful to replace. Also planning a water pump check tooth check just to be sure...
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you probably already know this, but if you remove the windshield wipers and the plastic cover under them, the tstat is fairly easy to get to.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Bingo

I think Amorget hit the nail on the head - removed the water pump access cover. Chain is on and the pump will turn by hand...sounding like a crank sprocket stripped? Looking like more than I can handle ...thanks everyone and I'll keep you posted.
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DaLynda - I'm really sorry to hear that. You are now person #3 (that I know of) that has had that happen to their Kappa recently.

Here was my experience with it: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/1301841-post26.html

It breaks down what parts I used and what they costed.

Here is another members experience with it: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f...p-issue-95581/

That should give you an idea as to what it costs to get it fixed, either DIY or through the dealership.
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DaLynda - I'm really sorry to hear that. You are now person #3 (that I know of) that has had that happen to their Kappa recently.

Here was my experience with it: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/1301841-post26.html

It breaks down what parts I used and what they costed.

Here is another members experience with it: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f...p-issue-95581/

That should give you an idea as to what it costs to get it fixed, either DIY or through the dealership.
Thanks - I really appreciate the clear history that you've laid out for me! I'll keep you posted...bummer no dream cruise this year!
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