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  1. No, Like many have already said, its most probably you thermostat. Cost about $50 to replace. Find another mechanic or do it yourself.
  2. Yeah, the metal swing control rod is covered in plastic but sometimes the plastic breaks off because someone pushed it too hard making it pop into place whenever door is opened.
  3. Engine and trans mounts or the exhaust.
  4. Thanks for taking the time to do this. This should be a sticky.
  5. Sure, here you go. Engine mount replacement tutorial
  6. When I changed mine, both were equally bad. I did a photo tutorial. Here is a photo from it. Might wanna go OEM on something like engine mounts. Best of luck.
  7. Thanks for your replies. The next step is to borrow my friend's temp gauge. This is not a "mod", like i said my clutch was too stiff and it took a long time to get up to temp. Plus I like to experiement. Its about 8 degrees C here. I didn't use my a/c, don't use it usually. My coolant temp sensor and thermostat are new. The electric fans came on today after a long drive for about 5 minutes. The coolant hoses were hot but not too hot to touch. This is only till I buy an oem clutch, sometime soon.
  8. So, I took off the fan today and took it for a drive and I was surprised that it didn't overheat a bit. The temp needle goes up to middle just like before but much sooner now. The engine is a lot quiter at startup and idle. I drove about 1 miles uphill after reaching normal temp, in 2nd position on shifter and about 5 miles more on level. Pulled over and let it idle, checked the engine, no signs of overheat. I thought i heard the electric fans come on but when i popped the hood they were off. Left the clutch on it, just took the plastic blade unit off. Your results may vary.
  9. I will just try it for a short drive and see if it overheats. The fan airflow noise is so anoying. Planning for this weekend. Will post results.
  10. My original fan clutch was starting to go so I bought a new one online (Hayden brand). The problem is that it is too "stiff", especially when cold so when I start the car, it blows air like a jet taking off. I'm thinking of just taking it off. There are two more electric fans in the front of radiator.
  11. I wonder if its possible to make one from a big plastic sheet.
  12. As long as its open at the bottom half, you should be ok.
  13. Pretty good chance it might go up to 1.5 or even 2k. You can get a decent 1st gen for 2k. And if you have a garage and can part this one, you might even make a profit.
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