Wagon Update: Broken Edition (and mended)

Driving home at midnight last night and I noticed the Roadmaster was blowing cold air out the vents, then the “low coolant” light came on, the temp gauge climbed up and then I stopped and a huge could of steam appeared

I was an eventful couple of minutes

I pulled into a parking lot and was greeted by this:


GM calls it a valve, looks like it’s just a flow restrictor.

Fixed’ it this morning:

Got really hot on the 3 mile trip home, turns out I didn’t bleed all the air out

That akward moment when the winter beater breaks in the first day of real snow and you have to drive the car you were trying to keep out of the snow...

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