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    Unhappy Trusty old G35 Overheated Tonight !

    Well, trusty "old blue" was barely able to limp home this evening.
    Temp gauge soared, cap vented, lots of weird gurgling noises from behind the dash. After she cooled off I opened the cap & there was coolant right up to the neck, overflow jug was 1/2 full. Belts are all intact & there was no puddling under the car (tho the cap venting did spew coolant around the front of the engine bay).

    Hopefully this is something minor (bad thermostat or air bubble in the system ??).

    Poking around I also noticed the pass. side valve cover is leaking, been getting a whiff of burnt oil from time to time. No clue what that will cost to replace, looks like a lot of stuff needs to be removed to get to it.

    She'll be flat bedding it to the dealer tomorrow am
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    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
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    Water pump? Or maybe just a stuck thermostat. We'll hope for the latter.
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    Radiator split along the seam where the top tank meets the cooling vanes

    New radiator, valve cover gaskets leaking on both sides, belts need to be replaced & some other minor stuff.
    Going to be around $1300 with the tow, still cheaper than a payment I guess
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Wow - split enough to lose pressure but not enough to leak. I wouldn't have guessed that!

    Oh well - she'll have a new lease on life after this.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    Radiator split along the seam where the top tank meets the cooling vanes

    New radiator, valve cover gaskets leaking on both sides, belts need to be replaced & some other minor stuff.
    Going to be around $1300 with the tow, still cheaper than a payment I guess
    These same events happened to mine (ours) several years ago before my father turned it over to me. We had the same items replaced. I wish your refurbished G the best of luck. Ours has since gone on another 50,000 mostly trouble-free miles (it's at 195,000 now).

    It's been our most reliable road trip companion this summer (I often share it with family as I and my siblings have two older cars). Gotta love the two old, reliable car strategy. When one is in the shop, drive the other. No payments, no rentals. That said, the Altima's catalyst crapped out on me 150 miles from home with a few days of work across the state looming, so I did have to rent (a Sonata followed by a Fusion). Eventually, I'm going to add an old German piece of blank. My collection will be diverse, indeed.

    Your G will be fine. How many miles are on it now? We have quite the 200k club here. I'm gonna register two cars to it this coming spring!

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    Ole Blue has been fine since the repairs. She's got 114K on her, not bad really for a 13 yr old car !
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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