1989 Mitsubishi Magna SE 2.5 EFI from Australia and New Zealand
Can anyone help me? I have a 1989 TP EFI 2.5L Magna that seems to be overheating. There is a lot of hot water spurting out of the radiator overflow pipe. When the car pulls up, it also make a terrible gurgling sound in the engine.
Can anyone tell me where the thermostat is on the car, and how I can go about replacing it? And which one to replace it with? Do I also have to replace the radiator cap, as a small amount of steam is leaking from that too?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th October, 2004
19th Oct 2004, 22:31
DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR AT ALL!!!
I had the same problem. My Thermostat had jammed shut, thereby not allowing coolant to flow through the engine. The result was a blown head gasket, leaking coolant into at least one cylinder.
I now need a new head gasket fitted, which will cost AUD$600 all up.
The Thermostat is located just behind the fuel pipe. Look for the large air intake box on the drivers side of the car. Follow the hose until it joins the top of the engine. The Thermostat is located below this.
To remove the Thermostat you will need to disconnect the air intake, then the fuel delivery line. The Thermostat is secured by two bolts.
When just before fitting the new thermostat, fill the radiator with water until it flows out of the thermostat housing. This way you'll avoid an airlock in the system.
8th Nov 2004, 06:28
That's what happened to our car too! But now that we've paid that $600.00 and its fixed, now the indicator lights don't work. It's not just the lightbulb... its that it sometimes turns on, and it sometimes doesn't. We've been told that it'll cost another extra $200+ from mitsubishi as there is a 'loose connection' after we paid for a service of $159.00...
Does this sound right?