Q: About to purchase a 1985 Buick with 300k miles. Has a new paint job and a new radiator already. Heat from engine when opened hood

asked by on

Concerned about the intense heat coming from the engine. Hose is rigid. Oil check seemed very dry on dipstick Concerned that water pump or/and thermostat needs replacing. New radiator already in place. Also car freshly painted. The car has three hundred thousand miles. Thanks Joshua. From Brenda

My car has 300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. About to purchase a 1985 Buick with 300k miles. Has a new paint job and a new radiator already. Heat from engine when opened hood

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What is draining my car battery?

Hello There, It sounds like you may have some potentially faulty wiring that may be causing a draw on your battery when sitting for long periods of time or potentially a faulty voltage regulator that is not properly regulating the...

Q: Vacuum diagram

The vacuum diagram is in a .jpeg or .pdf format and cannot be attached to this response. Please note that the complete Factory Service Manual (FSM) for your vehicle, including the vacuum and wiring diagrams, is available on Ebay at...

Q: My car won't start. It acts like it want to start but will not.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. In many cases, when we have accessories running (like the stereo and the doors open that triggers lights) without the engine running, it can cause the battery to drain and loose cranking amps. When...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.