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280SE 3.5 71 coupe overheating
I have a 71 280SE 3.5 coupe. It seems to always had a problem in warmer weather with getting hot while driving either in traffic or on the highway. Last weekend the weather was around 75-80, I drove 50 miles on the highway and still my temp gauge was hovering around 180-200?? In stop and go traffic it will red line.
Could it be a stuck thermostat? Could the radiator need to be recored? Could the timing be off causing the temp to rise.
Another problem is than when I drive on a warm day and the car does get hot. When I try and restart the car say after 20-30 minutes of sitting, it has a very hard time starting. It just sputters, and acts like it's not getting gas. I have to pump the accelerator continuously to get the car started.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.