When this vehicle overheats, I lose power and it will only go 30 - 40 mph. I know you are going yell at me for not pulling over and investigating why the overheat problem but I will offer you the following:
- 200,000 miles on engine. Lots of little problems that I refuse to attend to. I am tired of this vehicle, but it has served me well for many years.
- I had problems with a freeze plug but $30 worth of bars leak helped.
- I m trying to get one more winter out of this vehicle and this is my 3rd winter using this tactic.
Now for more info. After the car loses power, I drive for approx 5 more minutes and it regains the prior speed. When I do check the fluids, the radiator is full so low anti-freeze is not the problem. Perhaps with all the Bars Leak in it, other portions of the cooling system are plugged.
My question is not how to keep this vehicle running (because I do not care when it quits for good), I want to know why the lose of power with the overheating situation . It usually take awhile for this to happen after I notice the warning light coming on.