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  1. Hey gang, Back in February, I got a salvaged 1990 Reatta Convertible. Since then I've been reading this forum and learned a ton. So thank you all. Now to my two questions: I took the car to a trusted local mechanic and had a complete list of the car's issues made. In the long list of things the car needs pretty much all of the cooling system needed attention. Since I'm an amateur mechanic and know that the work on the cooling system is fairly simple I decided to take on that stuff myself. I was able to replace the water pump and and moved on to the thermostat. When I looked at the water outlet elbow on the top of the block I noticed that it was covered in corrosion. It took me a while to remove the bolt that secures the outlet elbow in place but I got the bold out. In the process however, I broke a plastic nipple off what I'm calling "mystery fuel part" above the bolt. See the attached photo marked with an arrow. My first question is what is this part? I'm guessing I'll need a new one. Next question: I can't, for the life of me, get the elbow out. I've been able to move it around (side to side) using a hammer and a breaker bar but the thing will not come up. Your thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated. PS - Also I'm ordering a new elbow and o-ring.
  2. Dear Reatta Fans: In the past, I have posted several questions which you all have been great in answering. But I have failed to say thank you. Please forgive my selfishness. I really am thankful that those who know the car best are willing to answer questions for us simpletons. If I leave my car out in the sun (orlando) on a really hot day, when I get in, the air condition does not come on automatically at full speed with cold air. My fan never really blows as hard as say my suburban. It takes a while for the car to cool any at all. It never really gets cold inside the car. I have the windows tinted. However, if I park in the garage, the fan comes on full speed. It will cool the car down. I always have it on max cool and high fan speed. On a relatively cool day, if I turn air condition on, it will freezes me out of the car. I had the system serviced. The mechanic says everything is working fine. But I know there is a problem. I have not found a thread that discusses my problem, but I may have overlooked it. Does anyone have any ideas or what I should check to correct the problem.
  3. Been having a problem with heating up at speed. The coolant wants to foam to the consistency of whipped cream at higher rpms lowering the cooling efficiency. I had the head planed the last time it was off and installed a new head gasket. Haven't had the block magnafluxed since installing new pistons and rings way back in the 1970s or 1980s. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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