BeerMonley wrote:now im thinking water pump, its a extternal belt driven one, im thinking it really has to be turning good to pump the coolant around. Any suggestions besides move somewhere warm??
If the water pump was bad it would overheat.
Not always, I have seen more than one pump that the impellers were almost gone and temp was perfect, but they could not develop enough flow to move the water to the core. I am not saying this is the problem, but just cause there is no overheat does not mean there is no water pump problem.
Don't waste time to flush the whole system yet, pull the hoses off the core and spray a garden hose in the one and see how much comes out the other end. If that seems ok have someone start the car with out the hoses on the core and see how much coolant pushes out the hoses when car is running. Remember always catch any spilled coolant
. It just sounds like a flow issue cause you said if sped up you get heat.