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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Overheating.

The other day sittin in traffic i noticed my car started gettin a lil hot, like 188. WHen i figured it should stay around 180. So i jus sat there for maybe two more minutes and it reached 204 before i got moving again. If i turn the heater on, it will drop back down, and it will drop back down as soon as i startr movin again. I had the dealerhsip to top off all the fluids today and it is still doin it. ANy ideas?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 02:54 PM
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Your car's fine. If you sit in traffic long enough (easy to do here), the temp will reach about 212, then the fans'll kick in and it'll go down to about 180 again. 188 really isn't that hot- these cars can range from 178-188, from what I've seen.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 03:14 PM
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Autocrossing I've never seen temps over 215 and if I just let it idle with the hood open it would drop back down to 190 no problem. I wouldn't be worried about it. In cold climates many cars have 200* thermostats..
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low speed fans kick in at 180, high speed 230, Dont worry about it that motor is a high performance engine and 200 is nothing to worry about, And also aftert everytime i run my car down i always pop the hood and let it run for awhile.
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^yup, also, its an aluminum block, so it doesnt hold in heat like a cast iron block does. Ive seen mine at about 217* before.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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highest i seen mine was 220, but it was 103 F outside in bumper to bumper traffic with the ac on.
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