1993 Samurai that is not really overheating, has never been in the red. It is just running warmer than it has before.
I have read several posts on here about hoses collapsing etc. So here is what happens. On the highway, after it gets to a normal temp, when I get going at 65-70 mphs (even had it up to 80 one day) the needle moves above the second line on the temp. gauge. Sitting or moving slow in heavy traffic it stays in the middle or just below the lower line on the temp. gauge.
Sound like a hose collapsing? I have noticed that the upper hose has a "bend" in it that looks like it could be tight. I noticed the other day after I had let the engine cool, say 1-2 hoursbest guess. That the lower and middle hoses were cool to the touch, but that the upper hose was still warm, not hot but not cool to the touch.
I have checked the radiator and it is full with no "huge" dinks or dings in the fins.
Is it something to worry about right now or can I wait to replace the hoses etc? My only problem is I am having back problems right now so any repairs may have to wait.
Thanks for the opinions and the help.