Problem, my car has started to over heat after going over a
speed bump at 20 miles per hour. Under side of car not damaged.
My Caterham is a 1996 build with a 1700 Ford Crossflow Supersprint.
The car has just started to over heat. Goes two blocks, temperature is in the red. There is a small hose off the left top side of the water pump going to a fitting that is blocked on the top of the Weber Carb manifold. Is this hose ever functional on this 1700 engine?
The car has no heater. The small hose may have been for a heater??
I drained & replaced the anti freeze with no difference in temperature readings.
Fan comes on if the sending unit is jumped. The thremastat does open when hot.
I jacked the front of the car up, Compression the radiator hose to check for an air trap. Does not help the over heating.
What reference sites address this problem? What is the model reference for this engine to purchase the valve cover gasket & water pump & blue hoses??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help.