Ok. Yeah I was trying to be cautious. I got a friend coming over to help me out today so we should be able to figure it out. I was looking at the service manual and it says that thermostat opens fully at 194* and thermoswitch activates cooling fan at 196-203* so I was probably real close to the fan turning on and got scared of the smoke.. I think the thermostat I have is like 170* or something like that so the car wasn't on too much longer after I got the coolant to start flowing through. Alright I'll update with results
I left it on long enough monitoring the temp and the fans came on. It just was smokin a lil bit but the fans have cycle like 4 times now so it's all good just finding whatever small leak - I didn't have the kit for the pressure test but it seems like the radiator itself is where the leak is coming from, gonna try n get the pressure test soon. Might have to get a new radiator.
But for all these posts I see and people with the same problem if their thermostat is not opening , BLEED the crap out of your cooling system. Take extra time with it and be patient. Thanks for the advice and help boofoo.
Nah it's 5 speed. And it stopped smoking I just keep letting it run for like 20 minutes each day and it stopped ... must have been some crap just burning off? I'm gonna check it again tomorrow , test drive and idle test again
Quick question, about how long does it take for the ecu to be ready to smog for these cars? The car was dead with no battery for a long time and after all the repairs I need to smog it now. I'm very familiar with sniffing OBD2 cars but not these obd1, should it be ready to smog or will I have to drive it for a while?