Make sure you still have the factory cooling fan. Many of the
aftermarket fans are too small. The factory unit was around 19 inches in
Since pre 1972-1/2 Pontiacs don't have a coolant recovery tank and the
radiator can only be filled to about 80% the car will run hot at idle.
My '71 will sometimes get up to 210 degrees at idle.
Did you replace the fan clutch? Assuming your car has a factory clutch
Are the replacement pullies the correct ones for the engine?
Did you attempt, with the engine cold, to fill the radiator with the
engine running? Full level should be roughtly 3 inches from the top of the
can't really add anything new to the suggestions. but 220 is far from
overheating. It might run hotter than you want it to but it won't ruin the
motor or anything.
All aboard the Yankee express, next stop October.....
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