AnOldFart wrote:Quote: Peter G Mon Dec 16 2013 1:12pm
"...This morning noticed the top half of the radiator is red hot but the bottom half is stone cold..."
Somewhere along the line, during my spare time and intermittent browsing, of all of the -painfully accumulated Triton owner's wisdom- contained between the pages of this Forum, I'm sure that I read someone relating a story of how half of their Triton's radiator was found to be clogged up / blocked with 'goop' (that's a technical term ) as a result of the mixing there-in, of incompatible coolant types, but I can't now for the life of me remember just who's post it was or exactly where I read it . I know that MMAL have a specific warning printed in their owners manual about the need to use 'genuine' Mitsubishi coolant fluid. Perhaps that's the reason for their warning. With 97 thou Ks on the clock of yours Peter it should have had at least a couple of coolant changes done on it by now if serviced as per the handbook . I wonder if your reported case of "top half of radiator red hot but bottom half stone cold" could possibly be yet another case of it being blocked with 'goop' as a result of incompatible coolant fluid types having been used in it's service history......???
Martybuhler wrote:Hi guys, new to the forum
I have a 2012 challenger with 25k on it. It overheated on the first day of my Xmas holidays. First time Nrma came checked over did pressure test on cap filled radiator up and sent us on our way.250km later overheated again. Tilt tray to Moss vale mitsubishi quick check but was nock off time so come back tomorrow . Me and 3 kids find accommodation come back in the morning. Slotted me in had the car for half a day apprentice tells me he can't find anything wrong but maybe radiator cap. I get a bit emotional because I can see my holiday to the Gold Coast going down the toilet, was told I would have to calm down or leave. So I calmed down then was told mitsubishi don't have a radiator cap in the state and the first slot they have is the 7 of jan(this happened on the 18 of December ) so then I did my nut grabbed a water container I was carrying filled it with water and headed to mum and dads at blacktown 160km. Got there ok. It was 42 degrees the next day bought an aftermarket radiator cap filled it up then did 200km around sydney out Penrith 44 deg temp gauge didn't move from half. Got back to Dads and noticed the overflow tank nearly full. Left it overnight to see if the coolant would return to the radiator. In the morning the catch tank still full. Got a syringe and sucked all the coolant out of the overflow back to the radiator. It filled it to the drop. Realised that something was pressuring the cooling system and when it finally displaced enough coolant it would make steam in the cooling system blow off to the overflow tank and erupt and pump coolant out. So I couldn't get any mitsubishi agents to look at it. So I went all the way to Queensland and back stopping every 200 or so km and topping the radiator and draining th overflow tank
Took the car in to mitsubishi today, lets see what they come up with
Martybuhler wrote:Hi Cal
Cheers for that, but I already assume it will be head gasket or a crack or a casting fault with the block. I struggled through 2200 km to give the kids a good holiday
I have noticed similar complaints to mine in the thread and just wanted to add mine as well for others to see. I'll update when mitsubishi resolve the matter
Talking to the dealer it's like they didn't really get what was going on. But Finding this forum and reading this thread gives me the confidence to really push them for a resolution
AnOldFart wrote:Suggest it might pay you to actually print off some of the previous NT members overheating posts that are directly relevant to your own issue here and hi-lite them appropriately
Bitzrmisn wrote:Ours blew all the coolant out of the overflow bottle twice between kalgoorlie and Perth before finally being towed to Northam, the local dealer there told us that there is a machining fault in most tritons and challengers that requires an engine change (from 2011 through to 2014) and although ours is already dead to expect a recall notice soon!! I'm kinda over the Bitsamisn n think I will trade her in for something a little more reliable for our outback location!!
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