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Old February 2nd, 2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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carb problems?

I know it is not a truck, but i have a question on my 1986 corolla. I can't get it to warm up right now, and it is burnig through gas. Tried changing the thermostat and of course cardboard in front of the radiator. Anything I can mess with to bring up the temp?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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can't get heat or won't get to operating temp?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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You know that even new thermostats are often faulty right? Have you checked your coolant mix ratio? Is the engine not heating up or could it just be a plugged/bad heater core?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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I can't get either, the car even on the highway will not warm up past an 1/8, and no heat. Coolant levels/mix are fine. It did a little better with part of the radiator blocked, but not enough that it merits any further exploration.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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Check your t-stat by sticking it in boiling water to see if opens unrestricted.

Have you ever used stop-leak in your radiator? Could have a partially blocked heater core too.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 04:14 PM   #6
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t-stat is good, both of them that i have tried, never used stop leak
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