Possible cause



Engine overheats

Dirt, leaves or insects in radiatoror condenser

Hoses, water pump, thermostat housing, radiator, heater, core plugs or head gasket leakage

Clean radiator or condenser Repair as necessary


Thermostat faulty

Check thermostat


Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-17, 22

Electric cooling system faulty

Inspect electric cooling system

CO-22, 33

Radiator hose plugged or rotted

Replace hose

Water pump faulty

Replace water pump


Radiator plugged or cap faulty

Check radiator and cap


Cylinder head or block cracked or water passage clogged

Repair as necessary

HINT: Removal of the thermostat would have an adverse effect causing a lowering of cooling efficiency. Do not remove the thermostat even if the engine tends to overheat.

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