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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#102 of 113 Re: Cap help [intrigueguy37]
Apr 14, 2012 (11:52 am)
I just bought an oldsmobile intrigue a 2000 and I drove it for about two weeks before I noticed it started to overheat I have not driven it to overheat to the red but it has gotten close. I have not went through all of what you ahve either but do you think it could be a manufaturer's mistake because this is not the only website or time I have put in this problem and a lot of people have the same problem with the same car? I will do what I can to save my car or I also feel like I have been robbed as well! I need help finding a solution and I have ttried some of the things you have and I know that it is not something we are doing if it has happened to a number if the same model cars!
#103 of 113 Re: Cap help [keyonna]
Jul 16, 2012 (8:48 pm)
Keyonna, this problem can be solved by reversing the heater hoses.
Go to Auto Zone and get two heater hose connectors 5/8 x 3/4, two short pieces of heater hose,one 5/8 and one 3/4 diameter, and four hose clamps.
Remove the heater hoses from the top of the engine, you will lose about a pint of coolant, no need to drain the radiator.
Cut the short pieces of hose to fit and attach the hose connectors with the hose clamps.
Connect the hose connectors to the existing hoses, reversing them from the original positions. Add a little coolant to the fill line and your good to go.
Drive the car like this for a thousand miles or so and put the hoses back in their original positions and you should not have any more problems.
Aug 16, 2012 (2:11 pm)
have a 2000 intrigue with 70000 miles
overheats but when i speed the engine at neutral or park
the temp drops very fast.
mechanic changed the thermosta...he wants to start replacing the pump then
the radiator....very scared.
#105 of 113 Re: overheat [jamesim]
Aug 28, 2012 (8:48 pm)
James, read message 103, this is the exact problem I had.
Reverse the heater hoses and drive it for 1000 miles or so and your problems will be solved !!
By the way until you do this you can control the overheating by droping the trans into a lower gear to keep the rpms above 2000, this will quickly bring the temp down to normal range.
#106 of 113 Re: Cap help [chuck24m]
Jan 01, 2013 (9:21 am)
Hey I have a INTRIGUE that is doing the same thing. It runs hot by the gauge but the eng does not seam to be hot. I can put my hand on the hoses and the rev bottle and they are not hot. Do you think this will fix my can as well
#107 of 113 Re: Cap help [chuck24m]
Feb 21, 2013 (12:44 pm)
when switching the heater hoses are you still able to get heat? or is this something you would want to avoid in a Minnesota winter
#108 of 113 Re: Cap help [dmkies]
Feb 21, 2013 (1:13 pm)
I got more heat than I had before reversing the hoses. Heater core doesn't care which way coolant is running. Been running with the hoses reversed for the last six months or so.
Temp needle started creeping up a little. about two months ago, (slightly past half way). I added a bottle of RMI 25 cooling system treatment (available on Amazon for about $15.00) and its been holding steady since then,
#109 of 113 Re: Cap help [chuck24m]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:00 pm)
I changed thermostat and have been bleeding the system but It still wants to run hot. down shifting brings temp down to normal but climbs again back in drive. the guy at autozone said he would not do that to his car because that loose crap from back flush will come back into the system what are your thoughts? I really need to get to the bottom of this
#110 of 113 Re: Cap help [dmkies]
Feb 21, 2013 (8:06 pm)
I've been running with the hoses reversed for the last six months, every once in while I skim a little junk off the top of the coolant in the plastic recovery tank with an old anti-freeze tester (old turkey baster will work), don't get very much.
The first time I reversed the hoses it was only for a short time, it worked for awhile, then it started to run warm, so I just decided to reverse the hoses and left them that way, since I added the RMI 25 it hasn't gone past the half way mark.
#111 of 113 Re: Cap help [chuck24m]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:56 pm)
THREE HOURS OF BLEEDING AIR OUT AND STILL HAVE SAME PROBLEM I have noticed that when the fan motor kicks on the temp goes up? turn heat on temp goes up when bleeding air at 2000 rpm it holds steady soon as i close it up and start driving the temp goes up I guess I will give it a try cant drive it like this