Originally Posted by soarer1988
my car is the same set up and it keeps getting hot I keep getting air in my set up I got a new head gasket and put it on and still same **** I took out the t stat and still I put a new cap on my **** and still over heating could it be the water pump and how do you check it
I don't think getting air in the system is a water pump issue. You may have done all of this already, but check for coolant leaks, check your oil and make sure it is not milky, and do a compression test to make sure that the new HG is holding up. Then (engine cold), make sure you have sufficient coolant in the radiator (enough to see but not all the way to the top). Then, with the engine cold and radiator cap off, turn on and run the engine until operating temp, and turn the heat on full blast. Once operating temp is reached, the thermostat should open and you should visually see the coolant flowing through the radiator. Also, put a glove on and squeeze on the bottom radiator hose. You should see the level of coolant rise in the radiator, indicating a good pump. You should also be able to feel the flow in the bottom radiator hose. Top off the coolant in the radiator and put the radiator cap on. Add coolant to proper level in reservoir. This procedure should make sure you have no air in the system.