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2000 sporty have had trouble since i bought it got all codes etc cleared cooling system is fine it drives like a tank besides for the over heating i swear i get smoke out of radiator at times but not always. I just did compression cylinder one read 60 psi, 2 was 42, 3 was 60, 4 was 90. then i ran threw them all again one was 85 rand the rest where right on from the first run thou i have been asumeing head gasket i am still thinking that is the case any one have any input be for i tear down?

ps previous threads are listed below for a little more back ground

http://www.kia-forums.com/1g-1994-2002-sportage/77122-p1115-p0343-p0326-p1624-fun-stuf.html

http://www.kia-forums.com/1g-1994-2002-sportage/78499-2000-4wd-overheating.html


thank you much for any input any one may have
 

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Oh..."BigBenny"...
Your the guy with the car the dealer had apart.
From reviewing your past posts it still does look like a bad head gasket or head problems.
Did you ever replace the mechanical fan with electric also?
The compression tests read awful low...The should be above 120 lbs.
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it was head gasket that thing was wasted head is straight 3 hours to tare down 5 days for new gasket to get in lol and time to start puting it back together after i find the torque specifications and order lol


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well the head gasket was bad compression is good now and that engine has alot of power never would have thought it runs strong then the v6 in the 07 spectra ALOT but still over heats when driven but not on idel :( no leaks any where
 

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You said "never would have thought it runs strong(er) then the v6 in the 07 spectra.
HuH? What do you know that we don't?? Only 2.0L 4 cyl in Spectras 04.5~09 yrs.
Gotta look under the hood... :)
Glad you FINALLY got the Sportage running good. If you look back at your first post of this thread it sure makes sense now...Compression problems...Possibly white smoke (antifreeze leaking)... Bet you learned a lot!
Enjoy your Sporty!
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it is the 2.0 but i barely gave it any gas and the acceleration was very good i would garente racing with her 07 spectra that thing would not keep up it can not keep up with the standard 99 cav i have or my 98 escort zx2 lol


but any how for the still overheating problem i am going to go back thru the cooling system i am assuming the new watter pump or therm was defective it just never ends with this truck cant wait intill it is road worthy
 

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Again...I'll ask (see my older posts) have you changed the mechanical clutch fan blade for a much more reliable thermostatically controlled electric fan...This is the one driven by a belt on the front of the engine... The insides of the "clutch" wear out and let go...
The fan will spin (somewhat) but not fast enough to keep an early Sportage engine cool.
By removing the old motor driven fan,clutch,belt and using an electric fan you will find another 3~5hp as a extra bonus!
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no i have tested it to see if clutch was still good but it could be a little off tonight or tomorrow i will have to try that thank you i would just straight wire it if it makes a difference i will have to find out how to wire it to thermostat
 

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The thermostat I was referring to is an electrical switch that would turn on the electric fan as needed when temperatures reach or exceed the prefixed setting.
There are posts in the Sportage area about having locked the fan clutch and also "how tos" on installing the electric fan mod. The results were a noticeable loss of HP and noise. If nothing else if you can lock up the clutch you will find out if the fan is your culprit with overheating...
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I just did fan mod i did get about 5 more miles out of it with the new fan befor it overheated but it did and i have the electric fan set to run full speed all time right now any ones have any other ideas lol
 
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