Got up early this am to prep for Solon Show – 37th annual.
Met Ed and Nathan Mayer at a local McD’s, and east from Avon Lake to Solon we went
Things were moving well, and the brake adjustment from Saturday seemed to be working well.
On I-480 just past the bridge, the tempgage suddenly shot up! Stopped by the side of the road: no obvious leaks, plugs looked fine.
Ed and Nathan went to get coolant – temp dropped, and then rose. We stopped again, added coolant, let it cool, and then it when we started back up, it got hot. Pulled over into a Marathon Station on Warrensville, and exercised our flatbed insurance option from Haggerty
They arrived, we pushed Mini on, and we headed back home.
Rolled off with ease:
Ed over later:
Pressure test showed no cooling system leaks, so we measured compression: 172,174,178,190 – so no head gasket issue. We decided to check thermostat, and found it broken.
We reassembled with no thermostat, let it run for 5 min in driveway, and then drove for 20 min on road – no issue.
RCA – stuck thermostat, and perhaps I shall carry a spare.
At the end of the day – not a bad place for it to stick.