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where is my heat going?

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93 deville, been chasing down a heat problem and found out it was because i was losing coolant, so i thought..i was in fact losing coolant and couldnt for the life of me figure out where it was going and when my belt was soaked i couldnt figure out where it was coming i was tinkering with it to see if it was the water pump yesterrday and when i took off the res. i seen the line to the rad. was kinked and had been for a long while before i had the car, i started the car and let it warm up with the line kinked, the system would build up so much pressure it would just shoot coolant out all around the rad. cap and not puke back into the res. tank...fixed that and coolant levels are fine and fluctuate in the res. when hot and cold like i think it should

heres where im kinda stumped-i warm up the car and the heat works, i go to the gas station and by the time i get there its not blowing hot anymore(only a 2 mile trip) i get out of the gas station and check the temp via data center and it was 181 degrees, i let it idle and it warms up to 203 degrees...i drive 2 miles back home and check the temp again right away and it was back down to 185 degrees...anybody have a clue? all three lines at the T are equally hot...:hmm:
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Did this just start happening?
Sounds like you have air in the system. Make sure your radiator cap is not all gunked up from cooling system sealant tab residue. That cap is a two way valve. As coolant heats up and expands, it goes into the reservoir tank. As it cools and contracts, it gets sucked back into the tank (assuming the reservoir has coolant in it. Otherwise it sucks air). If the cap is working properly, any air in the system will get purged and little at a time with each expansion cycle and replaced with coolant with each contraction cycle until there is none left.
its def. been happening since ive had the car,
How long has that been?

maybe it just needs a few more cycles to burp everything out?
Shouldn't take more than a few cycles to purge any air in the system.
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